Council Christmas trees recycled to raise funds for local cancer charity

Stewart Cameron Glendale Tree Services, Claire Hogarth Friends of the Cancer Centre, Kirstie Cameron Glendale Tree Services, George Williamson and David McAleese Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Stewart Cameron Glendale Tree Services, Claire Hogarth Friends of the Cancer Centre, Kirstie Cameron Glendale Tree Services, George Williamson and David McAleese Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is working in partnership with Glendale Tree Services (GTS) to remove and recycle over 20 council Christmas trees.

All of the revenue generated from the tree recycling will be donated by Glendale to local cancer charity, Friends of Cancer Centre, which is based at Belfast City Hospital, a centre where Stewart Cameron, co-owner of the company, was previously a patient. The trees will be composted and recycled into woodchip mulch for horticultural use.

Friends of the Cancer Centre fund lifesaving and life changing care and support to thousands of local people affected by cancer.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Paul Hamill commented: “It is fantastic that Glendale Tree Services is working with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council again this year. The council is always trying to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and this fantastic initiative has the added benefit of all proceeds going to charity. Altogether, a donation of £1,380 will be made to Friends of Cancer Centre.”