Hospice hopes money will grow on trees with new project

ROTHERHAM Hospice is branching out with a new project this Christmas in the hope that money grows on trees.

The charity is selling festive trees — and plans to raise more money by picking them up for recycling afterwards.

Hundreds of non-needle drop Nordic Firs are on order from Stockeld Park, Yorkshire’s largest Christmas tree grower.

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Hospice head of fundraising Peter Bradley said: “They are all 5ft to 6ft beauties and we will be selling them at the very competitive price of £35.

“All profits go to the hospice’s work, caring for patients and their families at their time of greatest need.”

The collection service once festivities are over will take place on January 14 for a suggested minimum donation of £5.

Mr Bradley said: “We decided this could be a great way of boosting our funds — every family wants a Christmas tree after all.”

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Trees can be ordered from the hospice website and collected on December 3, 4, 10 and 11 from Fox House, the charity’s fundraising office next to the hospice on Broom Road.

Visit www.rotherhamhospice.org.uk/events/real-christmas-trees for more information.

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