Football academy tree collection is big boost for Trinity Hospice

Fleetwood Town Academy staff on their Christmas tree collection round.
Fleetwood Town Academy staff on their Christmas tree collection round.

Staff from Fleetwood Town Academy took part in a Christmas tree clean up to help raise money for Trinity Hospice.

The hospice is heavily dependant on fund-raising and costs more than £8m to run each year, meaning staff were grateful for the £11,500 raised through the Christmas tree collection.

Academy staff were among a group of more than 80 volunteers across the Fylde coast travelled around collecting 1,400 Christmas trees over the course of a weekend.
Every single penny went directly to patients who are cared for at the hospice.

Janet Atkins, senior fundraiser for Trinity Hospice was overwhelmed by the support from Fleetwood, and thanked all who have made a difference.
She added: “I want to say a huge thank you to all involved with the tree collection. 
“More than 1,400 trees were registered on the day and if the group hadn’t helped in their spare time, we wouldn’t have been able to make it a huge success.
“It was great to see how much you all enjoyed yourself and we can’t wait to see you next January when we go again.” 
The campaign will return on January 11 and 12 next year.
A club spokesperson said: “The club would like to thank Brian House and Trinity Hospice for their help to so many members of the community over the years, and everyone will be ready for the next initiative to raise funds for such a great cause.”