Over the weekend of 13-14 January 2024, Fylde Council’s Waste Minimisation Team working in partnership with Trinity Hospice and 41 volunteers from the community delivered Fylde Council’s annual doorstep collection of real Christmas trees. 

The event was a huge success, collecting a total of 1282 real Christmas trees from households in Fylde, and raising £19,275 (excluding gift aid) in donations for Trinity Hospice.  

When added to the doorstep real Christmas tree collections in neighbouring Blackpool and Wyre, a total of almost £32,000 was raised for patient care in the hospice and around the community of the Fylde coast.  

Cllr Michelle Morris, Lead Member for Customer & Operational Services, said: “Another year brings another tremendous success. On behalf of Fylde Council, I would like to give thanks to the partners and volunteers who helped us deliver the Christmas tree collection service, and to everyone who generously made a donation. 

“We are proud to be able to support our local charities, and the trees will find a good home as part of the Sand Dune Restoration Project.” 

It is estimated that the total number of trees donated from doorstep collection and drop-off points in Kirkham and St Annes is an incredible 2,100 trees. These trees will be used as part of the Sand Dune Restoration Project in early February, helping to reduce the erosion of the dunes to preserve their unique ecology and maintain natural coastal defences. 


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