Love having a real tree at Christmas but hate the New Year clean up? If you’re living in the Salisbury Plain area, then Salisbury Hospice Charity might have the answer…

Following last year’s initiative, approximately 1,000 Christmas trees were collected and recycled from the area, raising over £14,000 of vital funds.

This year, the charity is once again running the initiative and has added the SP9 postcode to its collection area for the first time; meaning they now collect from postcodes SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6 and SP9. The collection is also helping the environment as the trees are chipped and recycled as animal bedding or composted.

They will also be making a donation to the local charity Charlie’s Star, which provides breaks in Cornwall for bereaved parents of children under 19 – Charlie’s Star was established memory of an army child, Charlie Burns, who died suddenly and unexpectedly a week after his 10th birthday. Army&You featured Charlie’s family’s story in a previous edition.

Get involved

To take part, Salisbury Hospice Charity is asking for a donation in return for the collection and recycling of your tree by their wonderful volunteers between 8-10 January.

To have your tree collected, register it at or call 01722 416353, by 4 January 2021.

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