Gloucestershire charity launches Christmas tree recycling scheme

Providing a charitable and environmentally-friendly way to start 2023, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is recycling Christmas trees in the county to help it raise vital funds.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Sue Ryder’s Treecycle Gloucestershire initiative saves Christmas trees from landfill and raises vital funds for the palliative care charity.

Gloucestershire residents can get the new year off to a good start by recycling their Christmas tree with Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham, through its Treecycle Gloucestershire initiative. 

The charity - which runs the only inpatient palliative care unit in the county - is collecting Christmas trees in selected GL postcodes between Wednesday 11 and Monday 16 January 2023, in exchange for a donation of your choosing. 

Providing a convenient and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of your Christmas tree which stops them ending up in landfill, its team will collect the trees direct from your door or driveway and take them away to be chipped into mulch and recycled. 

The money donated will go towards helping Sue Ryder provide free palliative care for local people with life-limiting illnesses and bereavement support to their families, with the Leckhampton Court hospice relying on donations to cover 70 per cent of its costs.

Alysia Cameron-Price, community fundraising manager at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, said: ‘Each Christmas tree we collect and each donation that is made will help us to continue supporting people to make the most of the time they have left – and filling their last moments with love and care.'

This year's Treecycle Gloucestershire scheme is supported by Gloucestershire-based Greenway Tree Care and Landscaping and JB Event Hire. 

Anyone wanting to book a collection from Treecycle Gloucestershire can do so until Thursday 5 January 2023.

For more information, or to book a collection, visit

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