Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is pleased to announce that its Treecycling scheme has successfully raised record amounts in 2015.
Now in its fourth year the venture, which saw collaborations between Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, local businesses and Birmingham City Council, , collecting over 720 tree and raising £8,400 in funds to support the hospice.
After making a donation to the Hospice residents had their tree collected by volunteers from Fitzgerald, Mott MacDonald, Dawnus, Birmingham City Council, opal Contracts, RAW, Shaylor Group and Whiting Lanscapes . The trees were then recycled at local recycling centres.
Nick Coley, Managing Director, Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd said: “Fitzgerald Contractors were delighted to support Birmingham St Marys Hospice in the Treecycling campaign. It was great to see a group of volunteers who were eager to help an excellent cause, there was a great spirit on the day with everybody wanting to help and happy to be there. I’d like to thank all the staff of Fitzgerald who volunteered and the St Marys staff for their hard work in making the day run smoothly and efficiently”
Rhianna Cooper, Community Fundraiser for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice said: “Your support of our Christmas Treecycling initiative has helped us to raise over £8,400 which is a truly incredible amount, and could help us to fund ‘Hospice at Home’ end-of-life care for 4 patients, meaning that they are able to remain at home, surrounded by their loved ones, at the time when it matters most. On behalf of our patients, their families and the staff at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, thank you so very much for your support”
Treecycling will return this year. Find out more about the Hospice on the website http://www.birminghamhospice.org.uk