Ever wondered what to do with your tree after the Twelfth night of Christmas? Dorothy House Hospice Care has the answer with its second annual Christmas Tree Recycling fundraiser in partnership with the Justhelping charity.

Dorothy House supporters and volunteers can pick up your old Christmas tree for a small donation on Tuesday 9 January in Bath.

The first Christmas Tree Collection in January 2017 raised £6,395.90 for the hospice and this year the scheme is expanding to offer tree collections in three new postcodes.

Taking part is easy, visit: charityxmastreecollection.com, type in your postcode to check that your area is covered, make a donation and list where your tree will be located on 6 or 9 January.

Dorothy House asks for a small donation to help fund the specialist palliative and end of life care services provided by the Hospice. All sized trees can be chipped and shredded to make valuable reusable materials for the community and trees can be collected from businesses, schools and churches as well as homes.

Dorothy House’s Christmas Tree Collection scheme is supported by many local businesses and volunteers including SW Machinery Hire from Lacock which specialises in the hire of agricultural & plant machinery. Lackham Agriculture College in Melksham whose students will be helping with tree chipping after the January collection. Other supporters include paving company, SureSet in Warminster, Pearns Tree Services and Inspired Joinery both from Frome and the Bradford on Avon Rotary Club. While 90% of the money raised, after costs, will go to Dorothy House, 10% of funds raised will go to other local charities. Steph Cox, community fundraiser for Dorothy House Hospice Care, said: “This is our second Christmas tree collection and we’re looking forward to helping local people recycle their used Christmas trees while also raising vital funds for Dorothy House. A big thank you to all our volunteers and our supporters for their generous help.”

Mark Knapton, Designer at Inspired Joinery in Frome said: “We’re looking forward to getting involved in the collection again this year and raising funds for Dorothy House while also helping the local community.”

To book a christmas tree collection and donate to Dorothy House, visit: charityxmastreecollection.com

Visit: dorothyhouse.org.uk