St Rocco’s Christmas Tree collection raises record-breaking £44,000

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TEAMS of volunteers braved the atrocious weather on Saturday (Jan 8) to carry out the annual Christmas tree collection in Warrington, collecting over 2700 trees helping raise a record-breaking £44,000 for St Rocco’s Hospice.

Local residents could easily recycle their unwanted Christmas trees by making a donation to the Hospice online, while the trees were then disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

Charlotte Howard, events fundraiser for St Rocco’s Hospice, said: “We have been blown away by the generosity of people this year. It has helped us raise a record-breaking £44,000, which will pay for patient care at St Rocco’s. We are so grateful to everybody who donated and to all our volunteers who were out in the awful weather from 6am on Saturday.”

A huge thank you to the following companies and organisations who have supported the collection.

These included: Warrington Borough Council, BT Skip Hire, Victoria garage, Bagnalls, Beechwood Industries, Bmech, Beesley & Fildes, HMS, KD Building Renovations, Quickline Couriers,
S Xpress, Sandstone Supplies, Omega Access North, Taylored Signs & graphics, Warrington Electrical Supplies, Lymm Ruby Club, Partridge Lakes Fishery, Birchwood High school and Reddish Farm.

Thank you again for support, the dates for next year’s event will be available soon at stroccos.org.uk.


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