Recycle your tree and help charities

The picture shows Club Vice Chairman, Dianna Broadmeadow, Club Chairman John Macdonald, John Barker, who introduced the project and Paul Firth, project organiser. EMN-141221-212026001
The picture shows Club Vice Chairman, Dianna Broadmeadow, Club Chairman John Macdonald, John Barker, who introduced the project and Paul Firth, project organiser. EMN-141221-212026001

Now Christmas is behind us you can recycle your Christmas tree, raise money for charity and help the local environment all in one.

The Rotary Club of Louth has recently been awarded the District Environmental Award Cup for its Christmas Tree Collection scheme.

In 2014, the scheme raised a considerable sum of money for local charities and the trees were used for retaining the banks of the River Lud in Hubbards Hills.

The club will again be collecting old trees this new year for recycling as chipping.

If you live within a five mile radius of Louth, on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11 The Rotary Club of Louth can collect your Christmas Tree for a £4 donation.

All of the money raised this year will go to charities Home Start and Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Book your collection by e-mailing xmastreecollection@gmail.com, or see details on www.louthxmastrees.org.uk, or telephone 01507 602298 between 9am -5 pm weekdays.

All the volunteers are hoping for a bumper collection for charity and at the same time helping to save the climate.

Pictured with the District Environmental Award Cup is Rotary Club Of Louth Club Vice Chairman, Dianna Broadmeadow, Club Chairman John Macdonald, John Barker, who introduced the project and Paul Firth, project organiser.

The Rotary Club is also very grateful for all the assistance local people have given them in the last year to raise money, particularly through the ‘Collabro’ concert in September. This has enabled them to make substantial grants to Interskill; St James Church Louth: Ark Animal Rescue; Louth 13+Plus Project;The Salvation Army: Scout Canoeing Project and the Anti Ebola Project.