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Christmas Tree Collection to Return!

A fleet of 14 vans will be touring Darlington streets on Saturday 7th January searching for unwanted Christmas trees, all in aid of a local hospice.

Darlington Mayor Councillor Brian Jones and Rotary organiser David Hayward inspect trees at Croft Christmas Trees in advance of the January collection for St Teresa’s Hospice.

In return for a small donation, Darlington Rotary Club will collect and recycle the trees to raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice and other excellent Rotary charities. Among the 44 strong collection team will be Darlington Mayor Councillor Brian Jones, himself a keen Rotarian.

“Our local hospice is a vital asset to Darlington and this is a very worthwhile cause which I am delighted to support,” said Cllr Jones, “We expect to be out all day and collect over 1000 trees.”

Rotary organiser David Hayward said: “We have a fleet of vans and a 50 strong army of volunteers on standby to beat last year’s record 1000 trees collected, raising over £5500 for the hospice.”

A video has also surfaced documenting the special training camp held at South Park to train up the collectors!

To book your Christmas tree for collection, visit www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk before 12 noon Thursday 5th January, or call 01325 254321.

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