Rotary Christmas tree re-cycling scheme raises funds for charity
The Rotary Club of Storrington & Pulborough District provides a seasonal service that is welcomed by the Community and which helps to ‘green’ our area.
For the third year running Rotary members will be collecting Christmas Trees after twelfth night (from 6 January 2020) then recycle them at an Ashington farm to provide material for use on the farm – all for a minimum donation of £5 per tree.
To book your collection just call 07477 829967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address
Last year the trees were collected from households in the Storrington, Pulborough and Ashington areas with the help of Chanctonbury Lions Club. 184 trees were collected raising £1,000 which was donated to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
The trees are chipped, with the residue ready for use on a public footpath around the farm, by Rob Dakin of Findon Valley Tree Care.
Rotary’s project coordinator, Ray Miles said “Given the positive comments from residents last year we are delighted to be running the service again. For a small donation, residents can avoid all the inconvenience and mess of transporting trees to the tip or burning them, knowing that they will have a ‘green’ end use and that a very worthwhile charity will benefit in the process.”