We have some tree-mendous news! Registration is now closed and our bookings are full. Thank you so much for supporting our tree-recycling. New for 2020, Haven House Children’s Hospice is joining hospices up and down the country and taking part in a Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme. We are planning to collect and recycle 500 real Christmas trees to raise money for our vital services. On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2021 hospice volunteers will be out and about in the local community collecting real Christmas trees from households in IG7, IG8, IG9, IG10, E18 and E4. We hope the scheme will help to raise more than £5,000, during what has been a particularly tough year. Ginny Donnelly, Haven House’s Community Fundraiser, said; We are really excited to be taking part in our first ever Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme this year. This is such an easy way to support your local children’s hospice by registering your tree for collection and giving a donation to help us with our vital work. She continued “To ensure this is a successful event we really need the help of our local community, not only to sign up for the collection, but also to volunteer to help over our collection weekend. If you own or have access to a van and can help to collect the trees, or you are an individual and can spare a few hours please get in touch. Additionally, we would be delighted to hear from anyone with access to a chipper who would be happy to volunteer their services to dispose of the trees.” COVID-19 has thrown us all into unprecedented times and this has had a huge impact on the hospice. The hospice’s retail shops lost months of trading and all physical fundraising events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. We rely on the generosity of the local community and supporters to keep our services running, and during the current crisis urgently need support now more than ever. If you would like any further information, please contact Ginny Donnelly. Thank you!