Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland will be collecting real Christmas trees in January to raise vital funds to help patients and their families.
The Christmas Tree Collection Day has always been a huge success, with thousands of trees donated over the years.
Volunteers and business supporters will set off early on January 12 to collect trees from Carlisle, Penrith, Longtown, Brampton, and Wigton – where the hospice’s clinical services team visit to provide vital care and support to patients at the end stages of life.
People are asked to book their tree in for collection.
Cath Coates, fundraiser for Hospice at Home, said: “The year-on-year success of our annual tree collection is always a remarkable testament to the support the community offers to the charity.
“Not only do more and more people book in their tree every year, but we have an amazing team of volunteers and business supporters who enable the event to take place, including our event sponsor Lloyd Motor Group.
“If anyone has a van and would like to help with the collection this year, please do contact us on 01768 210719 – we are always looking for more helpers.”
People can book a collection from now until January 8 at www.just-helping.org.uk/register-tree