St Helena Hospice Christmas Tree-cycle returns for 2020

For the sixth consecutive year St Helena Hospice will be collecting real Christmas trees from across North East Essex and taking them away to be recycled in return for a donation to the charity.

The Christmas Tree-cycle is supported by Colchester Borough Council and is able to run because of a large number of volunteers who give up their time to go out and collect the trees. This year’s collection will take place on Saturday 11th January.

Liz Wilby, Corporate Fundraiser for St Helena explained “The Christmas Tree-cycle is a great way to dispose of your tree once the festive season is over and you’ll be providing St Helena Hospice with much needed funds at the same time.

“Every penny raised will go towards helping local people facing incurable illness and bereavement. Just £11 could pay for home-cooked meals for someone staying at The Hospice on Christmas Day.”

Councillor Martin Goss, Colchester Borough Councils Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: “We are really pleased to once again be supporting St Helena Hospice and their fundraising efforts by recycling the Christmas trees they collect. All the trees that are collected are recycled with our garden waste, and so kept out of landfill sites, which is fantastic. I would encourage residents to sign-up to for Tree-cycle which supports a local charity and helps the environment.”

Registration for the Christmas Tree-cycle is now open, you can register your tree for collection online at Once you’ve registered it’s as easy as leaving your tree/s outside your home the night before the collection and a volunteer will pick it up on Saturday 11th January.

Liz added “We are thrilled that Tree and Lawn Company are once again sponsoring the Christmas Tree-cycle which will allow us to raise even more money so that we can care for the people that need us.”

Peter Cannon, Owner/MD of the Tree and Lawn Company, based in West Bergholt, said “As a local company, the Tree and Lawn Company are well aware of the immeasurable support that St Helena Hospice provide to families and friends when faced with incurable illness and bereavement. We are delighted to be invited to participate with their Tree-cycle collections for the third year running and to also be able to make a donation for sponsoring this important fundraising event, in the knowledge that this not only benefits the local community but the environment as well.”

Last year saw the biggest Christmas Tree-cycle to date with 1,669 trees collected and an average donation of over £10 per tree saw over £20,000 raised for St Helena Hospice, but they are hoping this year will be even bigger! If you can volunteer your time for the collection or have a van you could donate for the day, please contact Liz Wilby on 01206 931468 or email

Posted: 1st October 2019

Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


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24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists.

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

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Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

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To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

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To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

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For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

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01206 851560


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If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

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Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566