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Mick George help raise £6,000 for Arthur Rank Hospice


Six hundred Christmas trees were registered, collected and recycled to raise funds for Arthur Rank Hospice new home, thanks to unprecedented support from the local community last weekend (6 & 7 January). The Charity is thrilled to announce that just shy of £6,000 has now been raised by the scheme in its second year, which will be directed towards the remaining £2 million needed for their £10.5 million facility.

The initiative supported by Mick George Ltd, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire South District Council and organised in partnership with Just Helping, saw the Hospice team up with 14 local businesses and 58 volunteers in the Charity’s second ever ‘great treasure hunt for trees’. Six hundred registered (now redundant, unloved, unwanted, needle-dropping) Christmas trees were collected with help from Mick George Ltd, who provided vehicles to collect from the CB1, CB2, CB22, CB3, CB4 and CB5 postcodes. Mick George Ltd additionally donated skips to the collection effort, enabling trees to be dropped off at the Hospice’s car park in Great Shelford, further boosting the numbers which could be recycled to raise funds.

The Hospice’s fundraising team are delighted with the growing success of the initiative, and hope to add further postcodes to their collection areas in future years. Community Fundraiser, Chloe Christine-Wallis said: “The phenomenal success of the scheme would simply not have been possible were it not for all of our wonderful volunteers and local Companies such as Mick George Ltd. The Charity would like to extend its gratitude for the vehicles and man-power donated to this year’s collection. Thank you!”

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