St. Mary’s Hospice Treecycling Day

On a bitterly cold Saturday January 10th, six of our staff volunteered to help in the Christmas Treecycling Project in aid of St. Mary’s Hospice in Birmingham. Along with several other contractors they trawled the streets of Birmingham suburbs Kings Heath, Hall Green, Acocks Green and Yardley, collecting Christmas trees for recycling.

A record-breaking 730 trees were collected in total and £8,887 was raised for the Hospice.

Community Fundraiser for St. Mary’s, Rhianna Cooper, explained: “It costs £1956 for us to be able to fully deliver specialist end of life care to a patient in their own home, through our ‘Hospice at Home’ team. It costs over £8 million a year to run the Hospice and to provide crucial specialist care within the community. Whiting’s support for the initiative has been vital in us developing our care for our current and future families across the city. Thank you so much for all you have done, and continue to do, to support our Hospice.”