St Mary's hospice have announced they will be collecting Christmas trees in January 2019 as part of their ‘Charitree’ fundraising campaign.

Volunteers will be collecting trees on January 6th and 7th, the scheme encourages people from across the South Lakes and Furness areas to donate to St Mary’s in return for having their real Christmas tree collected and disposed of.

St Mary's will be collecting trees from the following postcodes: LA11, LA12, LA13, La14, LA15 and LA16.

Residents are encouraged to give what they can, St Mary's are hoping the money raised will go towards covering the almost £9,000 a day it costs to run the hospice’s free services to patients with life limiting conditions and their loved ones.

In addition, 10 per cent of the money made from this year’s collection will be donated to the Rotary Club of Furness in recognition of their longstanding support for the hospice, as well as the great work they do for the South Lakes Community.

Clare Tonkin, Area Fundraiser for St Mary's, said: “We can’t complete the collection without support from our fantastic volunteers and wonderful corporate partners.

"We are so grateful to everyone who gives up their valuable time to make the collection possible.

"We want to make this year’s collection even bigger and better.

"Many hands make light work, and it’s a chance to get 2019’s fundraising efforts off to a flying start.”

Trees need to be registered by midday January 2nd. To register visit