We are thrilled with the response to our tree recycling scheme this year – with 500 trees and £5,450 donated, this is a huge increase from last year and a flying start to 2020’s fundraising efforts. It would not be possible without the support of our corporate and community volunteers that give up their time to complete the collections. This year, hundreds of miles have been covered over a total of 17 rounds, with trees coming from as far as Grange, Coniston and Millom as well as our usual strong support from Barrow and Ulverston.
Clare Paling, St Mary’s Area Fundraiser: “I must thank the following individuals and organisations for making this possible – Charnley’s Home and Garden for sponsoring the event, vans and personnel from Athena PTS, Community Payback, Deltawaite, Direct Rail Services, Orsted and St Mary’s Hospice Furniture Warehouse, Steeles removals for the loan of their van, the team from GSK Ulverston, Greaves’ for the chipper and individual support from Neil McDougall, Paul Bundy, Anne Fox and David Attree. All the crews worked tirelessly in sometimes terrible weather conditions, navigating unfamiliar roads and all with a smile on their faces. And of course, thank you to our generous supporters for registering their trees – I can’t wait to see how many we can collect next year!”