Monday, 15 April 2024
Monday, 15 April 2024

Lincolnshire elves picking up Christmas trees between 7th and 11th of January

St Barnabas Hospice’s annual Tree-cycle initiative is back this year, offering individuals and businesses across Lincolnshire an easy way to dispose of their unwanted Christmas trees after the twelve days of Christmas. 

In return for a donation, the St Barnabas elves (volunteers) will pick up your potted or unpotted tree straight from your doorstep. Bookings for this service close on Wednesday, 4th January, so don’t miss your chance to book a collection.

The team of elves will be picking up trees from Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th of January. This year, they will be able to visit more villages and towns in Lincolnshire than ever before, thanks to increased support from local businesses and organisations. The added areas include Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and Boston.

Chris Dunkley, Fundraising Officer at St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“Every year, a lot of people are finding it a huge hassle to get rid of their trees after Christmas, and we have an easy solution. By booking Tree-cycle, you’ll not only support your local Hospice, but you’ll also make a green choice, plus you won’t need to vacuum pesky needles out of your car!

“When people book a collection, our elves will be in touch to let them know when we’ll be in their area in early January, so they know when to put the tree outside. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on this to make sure you don’t miss any details.”

The suggested donation for tree collection is £15, which goes towards helping St Barnabas Hospice continue to provide free, outstanding care in communities all across the county. The charity would, of course, very much welcome any additional donations, and if you have multiple trees you want the elves to collect, they would be very grateful if your donation could reflect this extra work.

Chris continued:

“Please ensure your tree is left in a clearly visible location, either at the end of your drive or outside your door. It’s very important to note that we are unable to enter your property, back garden or shed, so please make sure the tree is ready for collection. If we cannot see your tree, we will leave a calling card to let you know we visited, and we will aim to come back another time.

“We want to say a big thank you to all our volunteers and for the support we’re receiving from local businesses and communities, it means so much to us to be able to offer this service, and we look forward to another successful Tree-cycle.”

All donations for Tree-cycle will go towards the care and support of over 12,000 people in Lincolnshire. Here’s an idea of what a difference your donation would make:

  • £18.84 could allow St Barnabas to care for and support a terminally ill patient in their own home for one hour.
  • £37.32 would cover the cost of one hour of specialist inpatient care.
  • £57.10 can pay for our Bereavement Helpline to run for a day so we can give urgent support to those struggling with their grief. You can find out more about St Barnabas’ Bereavement Helpline at

Registration for Tree-cycle closes on Wednesday, 4th January or when bookings reach capacity. To find out more and to book, visit


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