RESIDENTS can dispose of their Christmas tree hassle free thanks to Halton Haven Hospice.

In January, the hospice in Barnfield Avenue are running a Christmas tree collection across Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham and surrounding areas.

In return for a donation of your choice, Halton Haven Hospice will pick up your real Christmas tree from your home on Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11.

The money raised from the initiative will help fund patient care at the hospice for those who are living with end of life or life-limiting conditions.

The collection is being made possible thanks to the support of several organisations.

Display Team, the point of sales company based in Manor Park in Runcorn, are using their own vans and staff to pick up the trees; Runcorn-based tree surgery company Treebor is taking care of the chipping and disposal of the trees; and St Michael’s Primary School in Widnes are kindly allowing the hospice to store the trees in their grounds before being chipped.

Chris Andrews, senior fundraising manager at Halton Haven Hospice, said: "This is a great initiative for the Hospice and the area.

"People don’t have to worry about getting rid of their tree when we can do it for them!

"And it all raises vital funds for the Haven too.

"Thank you to everyone who has already registered their tree for collection.

"If you haven’t done it yet, don’t miss the January 8 deadline!

"A big thank you also to Display Team, Treebor and St Michael’s Primary School for their wonderful support."

For Halton Haven Hospice to pick up your tree, simply visit their website and register your details before Tuesday, January 8.

The hospice is picking up trees from the WA6, WA7, WA8 and WA4 6 postcode areas.