FOR many, the mundane clear-up process following the Christmas period is already complete, however, some residents in the Cambridgeshire region have prolonged the festive season in aid of a good cause.
Last week, as part of the Arthur Rank Christmas tree collections scheme, 100 volunteers gave up their time to help salvage 1,846 used Christmas trees from numerous postcode districts in Cambridgeshire, raising more than £26,000 for vital care provided by the hospice.
Those who don’t live in the CB1 – CB5, CB22 and CB24 areas were not exempt from getting involved, those communities were encouraged to deliver any leftover Christmas trees to the charities new facilities on Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, where local company Mick George had kindly donated multiple Skips and vehicles, to distribute additional trees to the end destination.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd, said: “The logistics of removing large items such as Christmas trees is never an easy one for most.
“This initiative will be hugely beneficial to many people and the fact that it has yet again raised important funds for a great cause is an extra benefit.
“We were proud to be involved in this charitable initiative for a fourth consecutive year. Where feasible, if we can provide our vehicles, equipment and employees to assist in any manner, then we are pleased to do so.”
The initiative surpassed last years efforts which also generated a commendable £12,600.