St Kentigern’s Little Helpers

This January Anwyl Construction will be teaming up with St Kentigern Hospice to deliver their Christmas tree recycling scheme, The Hospice aspires to raise much needed funds to continue with their fantastic services. Two of Anwyl’s Lorry Drivers, Dave Jones & Steve Colclough are being seconded from their usual Anwyl duties to spend their working days on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th January to collect trees alongside a team of volunteers.

In exchange for an optional donation of their choice, residents in Conwy, Flintshire and Denbighshire have the option to book in to have the task of disposing of their tree taken care of, the trees collected are then recycled and put back into the atmosphere as useful gases.

This is the second year the Hospice has run with this innovative service which was started across the UK and has proven to be a successful recycling and fundraising model. St Kentigern are thrilled to have the support of Anwyl for the second year running.

Lindsey Thomas from St Kentigern said:

“Its fantastic to have the support of a company like Anwyl, they have both the people and the equipment we need to make this scheme a success. Essentially, the more resources we have, the more collections we can make. The money we raise through the service is so important to us as an organisation and allows us to continue to provide the much-needed care for those who need us, and their families.

Tom Anwyl, Director of The Construction Division at the Anwyl Group is equally pleased to be involved in the scheme again this Christmas, and commented;

“The Anwyl Group are thrilled to be a part of this great initiative by the Hospice for a second year running, we understand the hard work the team at St Kentigern do all year round to raise their funds, which are so greatly relied upon by terminally ill people and their families. Providing two drivers and vehicles over the collection weekend is a great pleasure, and it’s rewarding to know their days will be spent supporting a brilliant initiative. Working with local charities is something The Anwyl Group always endeavours to do whenever we can, in any way that we can.”

In 2016 it cost more than £1.4 million to run the Hospice which equates to more than £3800 per day. Just 18% of this will come from the Local Health Board, it is only enough funding to support the Hospice for 68 days. The Hospice therefore greatly relies upon on the generosity of the communities it serves in North East Wales to raise the additional funding for the remaining 299 days of the year.

To book your tree collection and pledge your donation, head to the following website.