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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for both adults and children. So every year we think of ways to help those who could use a little bit of support and holiday cheer!
This year, Fantastic Services couldn’t wait to bring this joy to the children and the elderly in the capital as we embarked on a journey of making this Christmas even more magical for them.
Armed with generosity and goodwill this December, we got in touch with different schools around London in order to bring the Christmas spirit in. Festive trees (5-6 feet) were donated to them and are now enjoyed by all the children and staff.
The schools and care home included in the campaign are:
And here are some of the responses we got:
The donation of real Christmas trees to these schools and care homes not only brought joy: it is also the more environmentally-friendly alternative to using artificial trees. While the thought of chopping down a live evergreen may seem counter-intuitive, it’s actually the better option to go for and here’s why: most Christmas trees aren’t taken from wild woods. They are grown in plantations with the specific purpose of being cut down and used during the holidays. That’s why there is no actual deforestation taking place.
Furthermore, many of these tree farms plant more trees than they can sell. This means that for every conifer that gets cut down, 1 to 3 new ones are planted. Therefore, there are actually more and more trees growing and producing oxygen every year.
What’s more, is that real trees are recyclable. They can be mulched and used for landscaping. Meanwhile, potted trees can be replanted in your garden and reused the following year. That’s why it’s a win-win situation overall and it is part of the Fantastic Services sustainability goals.
And here’s a short throwback to two years ago when Fantastic Services again donated a real Christmas tree to Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham, London for the second year in a row. Few charities embody the ethos of giving and caring as much as this non-profit organisation and we were pleased to oblige their request for donating a Christmas tree to them and their members.
The festive season is a good reminder for all of us to be better and to help each other. There’s nothing more satisfying and heart-warming than the gesture of giving. Wishing everyone celebrating this holiday a joyous and peaceful time.