We are delighted to announce that we have helped raise more than £16,000 (with gift aid still to be added) for the local charity Hospiscare by supporting their Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign.
1,200 trees were collected by volunteers from homes across Exeter, Exmouth and Honiton and brought to the green waste site on our Streatham Campus.
The trees were then chipped by our Grounds Team and agricultural students from Bicton College.
A Jensen chipper was kindly lent to us by Elm Star, a local company in Newton Abbot, who also instructed the students on how to operate the chipper.
The chippings will be applied on the grounds around campus and also used to improve a local public right of way path.
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in the collaborative community campaign raising funds for the very worthwhile local charity Hospiscare. You are absolute stars!
Laura Robertson, Hospiscare Fundraising Projects Manager said “the money raised could fund 22 in-patient beds for a whole 24 hours. During what is a particularly difficult time for Hospiscare financially, this total really will help considerably and will contribute to ensuring we are here for local people living with terminal illness and their families long into the future”.
Just some of the 1,200 trees to be shredded!
Getting ready to start
Here we go!
Jensen chipper kindly lent by local company Elm Star
Chipping in action
Operating the chipper
Bicton College students doing a fantastic job