"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Thursday, 6 January 2011

It's past Twelfth Night and the decorations are down

My local hospice has 15 beds and a Day Centre. It costs £6,000 a day.

Each year since 1999 a band of volunteers collects unwanted Christmas trees the weekend after Twelfth Night. East Cheshire Hospice is the sole beneficiary, currently to the tune of £207,000.

Their target this year is to collect and recycle 5000 Christmas trees over the weekend of 8th/9th.

Last year they made a video of the collection http://www.echtrees.org.uk/pages/video
and one shot has them driving down our road collecting trees!

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