Dorset Christmas Trees partners with Diverse Abilities
Posted on: 22/12/2020
Dorset Christmas Trees, founded by events and hospitality leaders Simon Brooks, James Maidment and Harry Brewer, has partnered with Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities, to offer a sustainable solution for disposing of the trees it sells after the festive period.
The high quality, premium cut Christmas trees are available online now from Dorset Christmas Trees, who are employing out of work hospitality teams to deliver the trees locally and will create a minimum of 10 jobs for the initiative. They will also be available for collection on chosen dates in December from the BackYard Apres Ski bar at the Royal Exeter Hotel (Exeter Road, Bournemouth).
Simon Brooks, one of the founders of Dorset Christmas Trees, commented: “2020 has been a really tough year for all hospitality workers, and we hope that this offering can help them during what would normally be one of their busiest times of year. Every tree purchased will truly make a difference to our community.
“It made sense for us to partner up with Diverse Abilities to promote sustainable disposal of the trees and to further support our local community when they need it most, caring on the frontline throughout this pandemic.”
Christmas Treecycling, provided by Diverse Abilities, is in its fifth year and will run over the weekend of Saturday 9, Sunday 10, and Monday 11 January 2021. A donation of £10 is suggested on booking a tree for collection.
Emma Bovey, fundraising manager at Diverse Abilities, added: “Our Christmas tree collections have returned for the festive season, and we are doing everything we can to make sure it’s a COVID-friendly operation this year. Our collections are always contactless for bookers, so there’s no need to wait for us to turn up over the weekend, pop your tree outside and we’ll do the rest.
“Your £10 can help to fund a festive activity session for the children and adults we support, whether that’s baking Christmas cookies or an afternoon of hot chocolates and movies, every penny really does help. Make sure you book early – we sell out every year!”
Visit diverseabilities.org.uk/trees to book a treecycling collection in January.
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