Businesses helped Rainbow Hub's Christmas Tree recycling raise £5,500

Local businesses donated their time, vehicles and equipment to help Rainbow Hub, “Recycle your Christmas Tree” service raise a fantastic £5,500 for the Mawdesley based charity supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities.

Teams of volunteer collectors and vans saved families time and hassle by collecting 525 trees from the areas surrounding Rainbow Hub including  Ormskirk, Chorley, Horwich, Blackrod, Shevington, Hesketh Bank, Tarleton, Burscough, Croston, Longton, Leyland, Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge for a donation of £10 per tree.

In addition to collections, other supporters provided skips, chipping equipment and refreshments for the volunteers of all ages who gathered to help.

Emma Parish, corporate relations and event manager, Rainbow Hub, said, “This is our fourth year organising this event and we are pleased to be able to offer a service to our local community whilst raising funds at the same time.  We still had to do a lot of planning to ensure that everyone was safe and complied with Covid-19 rules but we are delighted that it was such a big success.

"We are very grateful for a fantastic group of volunteers and the support of Cleaner Gardens Ltd, Leyland; Brysdales, Morrisons Utilities, A.P. Broomes Landscapes, Phil Evans, JCR Recycling, W Taylor and Sons, Jambo Property Services, Rayner Rowan Construction Ltd, Ventbrook Traffic Management Services, William Moore & Sons, Morgan Bros (Metalwork Solutions) Ltd, Alpha Recovery and The Tree Barn, Blackrod ...without their help it would not have been possible and they kept up their smiles in spite of the weather."

"We would also like to thank everyone who shared and promoted this event and those who donated their trees to be collected by us.

"As we receive no statutory funding and the pandemic had a devastating effect on our events, every penny counts and helps us continue to provide and expand our services. Raising £5,500 is a fantastic start to 2022!”