Jersey Hospice breaks fundraising record for Christmas tree collection

Jersey Hospice Care has raised a record amount from its annual Christmas tree collection campaign.

More than £36,000 was raised for the charity, which is enough to fund the running of its centre at Mont Cochon for two days.

49 volunteers drove across the island on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January, as well as collecting from 74 businesses earlier that week.

In total, they collected 2,000 trees which were then taken to La Collette to be recycled.

By collecting Christmas trees we support islanders and businesses in caring for the environment and at the same time raise vital funds for Jersey Hospice Care that enables us to care for patients who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. I was pleased to have joined the 49 volunteers by collecting trees and wish to express my thanks to our sponsor Mitchell Building Contractors, the companies who provided large vehicles as well as those who provided food and refreshments, the volunteers who gave up their time, and the public who registered and generously donated.

Steve Hunt, Trustee and Chairman of Fundraising at Jersey Hospice Care