AROUND 250 tonnes of real Christmas trees are thrown away in landfills every year.

It can be time consuming to take trees to recycling centres, as well as a sad marker that the festivities are over.

Luckily, some addresses can have their trees collected and recycled by the Children’s Hospice South West.

EX23 and EX39 will be visited by the hospice team of volunteers from January 10 to January 15, as they are just within the collection area.

Children's Hospice South West are working alongside Biffa to raise funds to help support local children, young people and their families with donations for the collections.

  • £20 could help fund fun times in the hydrotherapy pool for families to make memories together.
  • £30 could fund a music therapy session to help children to express their thoughts and feelings.
  • £45 could fund a month of Christmas-themed messy play materials at one of our hospices.
  • £100 could help provide a parent with an uninterrupted night’s sleep, to give them the strength to face tomorrow.

These postcodes must book their collection by January 4. They can book a collection and find out more here.