This year Farleigh Hospice & it's volunteers collected 2800 trees, raising over £26,000 in just one weekend.

This tremendous amount of money will be used to help Farliegh Hospice continue to provide hospice care and support to anyone affected by a life-limiting illness or berevment in Essex.

Along with sending our 2 biggest lorries, each manned with 2 members of our transport team, we also supplied our Van for the weekend to be manned by Chelmsford Lions Club.

Debbie de Boltz, Fundraising Manager for Farleigh Hospice said: “I can’t thank everybody enough for their support and for helping us raise so much money for Farleigh. This is our fifth successful year, we started with just under 400 trees and we are now collecting 2,800! I would like to say a special thank you to the 100 volunteers who so willingly gave up their time. Thanks to you we can help people to live as actively as possible from the point of diagnosis to the end of their lives, by providing physical and emotional care, free of charge.  We can also continue to support people in their own homes and provide bereavement services to anyone who needs them within our community.”

The chippings from the recycled trees will be used as a source of renewable energy and as path material in our community's local parks.