Volunteers from community-focused Altrincham homes developer Lovell lent their muscle to a charity Christmas tree collection service set to raise thousands for Greater Manchester’s St Ann’s Hospice and other local charities.
Four members of staff from Lovell took time out from their day jobs to help with the Christmas tree collections organised by charity JustHelping to raise money for good causes across the region. The recycling service enables residents to dispose of their tree and gives them the option to make a charity donation. The collected trees are shredded into chippings which are then used in local parks and sports clubs.
“The tree collection raises money for local charities at the same time as providing an environmentally-friendly solution to the problem of what to do with your tree once Christmas is over,” says Lovell regional partnerships director Tahreen Shad. ”It’s also very much in line with our own focus on building sustainably, by recycling materials wherever possible and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
“It’s a brilliant idea and our team really enjoyed helping out. As a company which delivers community-focused homes projects across the North West, our commitment to having a positive impact in local areas means we help grassroots organisations and groups wherever we can. Making it possible for our employees to take time away from their jobs to help out local charities is just one way in which we give back to the communities where we build.”
The money raised will go to local charities, including St Ann’s Hospice which is one of the oldest and largest adult hospices outside of London. Every year, the hospice supports thousands of patients, over the age of 18, and their families and carers who are affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.