There is a continuous programme of fund raising events throughout the year and we volunteered our man power plus two vans to assist with the ‘Treecycling’ event in Market Harborough. This is something first tried last year in the same area. Old Christmas trees are collected from local residences and taken to a local green recycling plant for a minimum £5.00 charitable donation. Last year approximately 150 trees were moved and £1,000 was made.
Darren Kent commented: “This year we moved 200 trees which generated in excess of £1,500. It was a long day for us all but even in the cold and rain it was a surprisingly fun day where we helped in raising the much needed funds with an environmentally friendly gain.
Dave Nicklin, a LOROS Fundraising Co-ordinator, told me it costs approximately £21,000 a day to run the hospice and events like the Treecycling are invaluable to the contribution of these costs. He thanked us for our continued support and particularly the efforts our guys put in to finish in one day – they expected it to take two days to complete!
Well done to the Cluster 12 Production Department: Michael, Al, Mark and Roy.”