Going Green this Christmas to Support Hospice
Published: 22nd December, 2021
It will be Christmas before you know it, and this year we’re delighted to be supporting Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice with their Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign 2022.
Covid-19 has hit many charities hard: their shops had to close, events were cancelled and face-to-face fund-raising was almost impossible.
To plug the funding gap Bluebell Wood launched a Christmas tree recycling campaign last year, recycling over 2,000 real trees and raising an amazing £20,621 in the process!
This year the hospice is hoping to double last year’s total and Beatson Clark are pleased to be the headline sponsor for the campaign.
Not only are the wood chippings from the recycled trees used to grow more trees, but the bark from the trees is also put to good use: last year it was used to lay paths in the garden at Bluebell Wood, making a safe area for the children to play in, and some was even sent to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster!
“This year we will have even more bark for our garden,” said Jason Gossop, Regional Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood. “We have a project which includes a greenhouse where the children can grow their own vegetables, which benefits their development on numerous levels – sensory, nurturing, patience – and is proven to be calming and stress reducing.”
Charlotte Pike, Marketing Manager at Beatson Clark, said: “Beatson Clark have been manufacturing glass in South Yorkshire for 270 years and so we are very pleased to support such a wonderful local charity who do so much for families in our community.
We love the sustainable message at the heart of the Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign. We are always trying to encourage people to recycle their glass packaging so it can be made into another glass bottle or jar, so supporting Bluebell Wood with this project reinforces our commitment to recycling.”
Find out more about the campaign by visiting https://www.bluebellwood.org/recycle-your-christmas-tree.