St Giles Hospice is encouraging local people and businesses to make volunteering top of their New Year’s resolution list by offering their time to support at their 2023 TreeCycle in January. 

The annual TreeCycle offers local households and businesses the chance to have their real Christmas tree collected and recycled in exchange for a donation to St Giles Hospice.  

Staff from Wincanton, based in Fradley, have lent their support to the scheme since 2020 and have signed up to volunteer again in 2023.  

Rachel Brown, Resource Planning Manager at Wincanton, said: “The care that St Giles Hospice provides is invaluable and this initiative gives people an opportunity to support that. We’re looking forward to helping again in 2023 and urge other businesses, individuals or community groups to get on board if they can.”  

Zoe Wright, Events Manager at St Giles Hospice, said: “We’re looking for as many volunteers, including those with vans, as possible to help with the tree collections. Joining our TreeCycle collection scheme would be a great team-building activity for local businesses to help beat the January blues, as well as a way for individuals or groups to give back to the community too.  

“Last year, our TreeCycle raised a record-breaking £68,000, supporting St Giles Hospice to continue to make a difference to local people, and their families, living with a terminal illness. Thanks to Wincanton and all of our other volunteers who supported us last year.” 

Other local businesses who have signed up to support the scheme in 2023 include: Handelsbanken, Central Co-op, Landrover, Executive Business Support and Dana UK.  

St Giles Hospice is looking for individuals and companies to volunteer their time for a few hours between Saturday 7th January – Friday 13th January 2023. 

If you or your company is interested in lending a hand at the St Giles Hospice 2023 TreeCycle, find out more at or get in touch with the fundraising team by emailing or calling 01543 432538.