Volunteers and vans are required to join Diverse Abilities’ efforts for a sustainable Christmas as part of its Treecycling fundraising initiative.
The Treecycling weekend takes place from Friday 5 January until Monday 8 January 2024, the charity will be collecting Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset, and Ringwood’s Christmas trees for recycling following the festive period. Volunteers are required for driving vans and wayfinding, as well as dropping off the trees at nominated recycling points across the conurbation and beyond.
Francesca Potton, community fundraiser at Diverse Abilities, commented: “Treecycling is a great way to get out in the fresh air after the Christmas period and meet with other like-minded volunteers. It’s one of our most important fundraisers of the year and allows us to raise vital money for the children and adults we support.”
Vans of Transit size or larger, are required to help the collection. Businesses, families, or community groups with access to these are encouraged to get in touch and provide support over the weekend.
Francesca continued: “There’s no need to give up your whole weekend, just providing a day or even a few hours will help to make a huge difference to the number of Christmas trees we are able to collect in the local area. There’s always great community spirit and a fun weekend to get involved and support a local charity.”
Those interested in being part of the collections can email email@example.com or call 01202 711507 to find out more.
Alternatively, visit diverseabilities.org.uk/trees for a full list of locations that trees can be collected from, and to book your tree collection for a suggested £10 donation.