Ian Williams once again supporting Longfield Hospice’s Christmas Tree Recycle Campaign

Following a successful campaign last year which raised the fantastic amount of £11,000 for Longfield Hospice, we’ve decided once again to support the initiative. We’re a long standing supporter of the charity and in the past, we’ve helped refurbish their charity shops, joined in fun runs, and last year, donated the vans used by a team of volunteers to collect Christmas trees from homes and businesses across Gloucestershire at the end of the festive period. Once collected, the trees are recycled before being stripped and de-barked. The chips are then bagged up and sold to raise funds as well as helping to enhance the hospice’s gardens. As last year, the money raised from the 2018 Campaign will go towards providing specialist care for Longfield’s patients and their families at a desperate time of their lives.

As well as the Christmas Tree recycling, the Ian Williams’ Foundation, an employee led group that managed the company’s community investment and charitable donations, recently presented Longfield with a cheque for £450.

Left to Right – Mike Thomas, Mary Rose (Carers Support Lead), Claire Ellis (Community & Events Project Officer), Ali Russell (Chief Exec), Mike Turner

 

Claire Ellis, Community and Events Project Officer from the charity comments: ‘Longfield is an independent hospice reliant on the generous support from the public. All our services are provided free of charge. Without the support, we simply could not care for people in our community who have been diagnosed with a life limited illness. Our services extend to families who have lost a loved one with bereavement and counselling service. The support we have from Ian Williams last year is truly amazing – thankyou.”