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Tree-cycle Scheme Raises Over £8,000

Posted on: 24/01/2018

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, recently raised £8,300 by collecting Christmas trees to be recycled.

Over the course of a weekend in January, 1,000 Christmas trees were collected from local residents in Dorset after they pre-booked their collections making a minimum of £5 donation per tree.

Volunteers gave their time and lent their vans to collect trees from Poole, Bournemouth and other areas of East Dorset.

Fiona Hansford, corporate and community manager at Diverse Abilities, said: “This was our third year of collecting and recycling Christmas trees and it was a huge success. A massive thank you goes to everyone that signed up. We collected over double the number of trees this year and raised more funds than 2017, which is fantastic for the charity. Not only does it take away the hassle of local residents disposing of their tree but it raises funds to further support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset.

“We would like to thank our sponsors Maidmans Moving & Storage, Keyfort and Timbers Tree Care, plus volunteers from Barclays, Swinton Insurance, Boundary Fencing, Kiwi Developers, Dorset Sports Cars, Pitmans Removals & Komfy Roofs. Plus, Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset councils for promoting the scheme and arranging for some of the trees to be recycled at Upton Country Park and Meyrick Park.”

If you would like to express interest in the Christmas tree recycling scheme for next year, please visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk/trees or call Fiona on 01202 718266.

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