Back in December, The Meadows shopping centre carried out a Christmas Survey; which found that if shoppers were offered a Christmas tree collection service, 63% of them would use it. This led to the Meadows Christmas Treecycling
Shoppers were invited to register on the Meadows shopping centre website to arrange collection of their Christmas tree between 7th-12th January, by our partners Walker Tree Care.
The donated trees were then either kept whole or shredded and delivered to Tropical Wings Zoo on 13th January, to use as bedding. While the whole trees and branches will be used as enrichment in the lemurs, parrots and meerkats enclosures. Shoppers who registered were also automatically entered into a prize draw to win one of 7 family tickets to the zoo as a thank you. Those winners have now been contacted and
will be able to make use of their prize this year.
Sue Patel, Meadows Centre Manager says:
” We take our role of being an integral part of the local community seriously and wanted to assist our shoppers with the difficult task of what to do with their Christmas trees after the festive period. The opportunity to help the animals at Tropical Wings Zoo and our shoppers was too good to miss. We also want to thank all of our shoppers who registered to have their trees collected, it was so well supported that we weren’t able to collect them all. But we hope our shoppers will get in touch and let us know if they want us to run this again next year, as we hope to expand it further.”
Posted by Lauren Oliver