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Proud to support Longfield Hospice’s Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign for 3rd year

Posted: 6th December 2019

The Longfield Hospice’s Christmas Tree Collection campaign just gets better every year and Ian Williams is once again committing to support the initiative, with the aim of helping the charity beat the £22,000 they raised last year. We are a long-standing supporter of the Longfield Hospice and in the past, have helped rebrand their charity shops, joined in fun runs, and for the last two years, 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.

Ian Williams Executive Director, Mike Turner comments: “The Christmas tree collection service offered by Longfield Hospice is increasing in popularity every year. Last year they collected over 2,500 trees – more than twice the 1,000 target – from across Stroud district, Cirencester and Gloucester, and we’re hoping to help them do even more this year by donating the use of three of our company vans.

 “Once collected, the trees are then recycled. All funds raised from the campaign go towards providing specialist care for Longfield’s patients and their families at a desperate time of their lives.”

Claire Ellis, Community and Events Project Officer from the charity comments: “Longfield is an independent hospice reliant on generous support from the public. All our services are provided free of charge, so 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 received from the Ian Williams team in the past, and their commitment this year, is truly amazing – thank-you.”    

Jan Ryder, Claire Ellis, Mike Turner

For more information on the campaign, https://www.longfield.org.uk/Event/christmas-tree

For more information on the charitable works the Ian Williams team and Foundation carry out https://www.ianwilliams.co.uk/ian-williams-foundation/