SALISBURY Hospice Charity is once again running its Christmas Tree Collection campaign.

The campaign starts on Friday, January 10 until Sunday 12. But residents need to register to have their real Christmas tree collected by Monday (January 6).

Last year, more than 600 trees were collected which raised more than £7000 of vital funds for the hospice.

The charity is running the scheme in conjunction with Just Helping.

And this year Salisbury Hospice Charity is aiming to raise £9,000 by expanding its collection area further to include all postcode areas from SP1 to SP6.

The charity will also make a donation of 10 per cent (after costs) to the local charity Love for Louis.

All of the trees will be chipped and recycled as animal bedding or composted.

All that is asked for is a donation (suggested minimum £10) in return for the collection and recycling of your tree.

Each year Salisbury Hospice Charity aims to raise £1.5 million, over 60 per cent of the £2.4 million needed to maintain the vital palliative care services at the hospice.

To have your tree collected and recycled register at or call 01722 416353.

For more informtation about Salisbury Hospice Charity click here

Drop-off points have also been set up to recycle real Christmas trees.

They will be open until January 12.

The sites includes:

Burley - Coach park.

Fordingbridge - A338 slip road car park.

Ringwood - The Furlong car park.

Trees should be left without decorations and in designated areas only.

Artificial trees can not be left at any of the drop off points.

The trees collected will be chipped and used as mulch.

For more information go to the New Forest District Council website.