A tree-mendous £30K for Salisbury Hospice Charity

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Salisbury Hospice Charity is thrilled to announce a ground breaking achievement with this year’s Christmas Tree Collection & Recycling initiative, which raised a record-smashing unprecedented £30,000!
Over three days, 1,500 trees were collected by 33 vehicles working across the region, thanks to the immense support of numerous volunteers, including many from local businesses, some of whom have personal connections to the Hospice’s work.
The funds raised are crucial for Salisbury Hospice, ensuring that patients can spend their final days with dignity and choice, while offering essential support to families, carers, and friends. The hospice provides care at no cost for up to 1,000 individuals with life-limiting conditions every year. It relies on the charity to raise £1.5 million of the £2.9 million required to maintain its vital palliative care services.
In a gesture of community spirit, Salisbury Hospice Charity will donate 10 per cent of the initiative’s profits to The Salisbury & South Wilts Scouts. Additionally, the environmental benefit of this initiative is significant, with collected trees serving as feed for alpacas and goats or being chipped for use as mulch or path reinforcement on local farms, thanks to the collaboration with local tree services.
The Charity expresses its heartfelt thanks to all who registered their trees for collection and extends special gratitude to Step Associates for their generous sponsorship.

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