A hospice has announced a huge success in one of their annual appeals.

Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland announced that their Christmas Tree Collection Appeal was a huge success, and that supporters donated a magnificent £14,000 toward the cause to have their tree collected and recycled.

The event took place on Wednesday January 12 and involved the collection of 1242 Christmas trees, a substantial increase from previous years, they say.

The volunteers and corporate supporters set off early to collect trees across Longtown, Brampton, Wigton, Carlisle and Penrith.

Julie Blundell, Head of Income Generation and Marketing for the Charity, said: “We want to thank the local people who donated and supported this appeal and to our amazing volunteers and local companies who helped collect trees throughout the day.

"The funds raised will enable us to support and care for local patients who wish to remain at home whilst also supporting their families and carers.

"All care is provided to the patient free of charge, and this vital support from the appeal will help to ensure the service is available when needed”.

Julie added sincere thanks to the sponsors of this event Lloyds Motors, to all the businesses who recycled and collected trees: Orchard Tree Surgery; North West Recycling Ltd; CWB Forestry; Eden Woodland Consultants; Sawyers Construction; Special Event Tipis, Stagecoach, Tech 4 Office, Thomas Graham and Son, Integrity IT Solutions, McKnight and Son Builders, WM Armstrong Ltd, Westwood Landscape, Holliday Landscaping and Maintenance, David’s House Clearance, , Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, Cumberland Building Society, Dalemain Estates, Atkinson Building Contractors, Travis Perkins, North Lakes Glass and Hart Distribution ,BT and the Amazon Teams.

The event simply couldn’t have happened without these generous supporters and we would like to thank everyone who helped make the day such a huge success”.

This is an annual appeal and Hospice at Home look forward to planning this again. Please keep watching the website www.hospiceathome.co.uk or the Charity Facebook page for updates in autumn 2022.