Fundraising news / by Emma Williams
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:15

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust are feeling rather chipper after the success of their first ever Christmas treecycling campaign.

A team of volunteers recycled 248 Christmas trees and raised just under £4,000 for Worcester based charity.

Households across Worcester, Bromsgrove, Barnt Green and Alvechuch registered their real trees to be collected, in return for a donation to support the charity.

The GKCCT stepped out on the 6th and 9th January to collect the trees before chipping them at various locations.

Having a real Christmas tree recycled massively benefits the environment by cutting down on the carbon footprint of CO2 so the local community have not only supported a local charity they have supported the environment as well.

Emma Williams, Office and Project Manager, said: “We have been delighted by all of the support for our first ever treecycling campaign.

“It was wonderful to see all our dedicated volunteers come together and work in bubble groups to make everything happen on the day.

“The team at the GKCCT would like to say a huge thank you to the incredible generosity of our donors and volunteers. We would also like to say thank you to the team at Integratech who kindly sponsored our new hi viz vests for the collections. We will be back in 2022 with the campaign so keep your eyes peeled for the details, we will hopefully have a bigger coverage patch and more trees!”

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is set to run the Christmas tree recycling campaign again in 2022. Details on how to register a tree for collection will be available later in the year on their website.