More than 650 Christmas trees were collected by hardworking volunteers in just three days.

Mishon Mackay employees, 20 Scouts and 35 Brighton and Hove Soiree Rotary Club volunteers, delivered 8,000 flyers in Hove and Portslade to promote the charity Christmas tree collection service.

The three-day collection event, carried out by Jackson Waste Disposal Group, resulted in the successful gathering of over 650 Christmas trees from the community between January 6 and 8.

The team raised £6,000 along the way and the trees will now be recycled into soil or compost.

Alex Mackay, cofounder and owner of Mishon Mackay, said: “We’re really pleased to again be supporting our friends at the rotary club and help raise some much appreciated money for local charities. What a great start to the year.”

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Money raised will go to the rotary club's selected charities, which include FareShare, Little Green Pig, and Pelican Parcels.

Pip Wietz, president of the rotary club, said: “We are delighted to have raised over £6,000 through our Christmas tree collection fund-raising this year and always have great fun working with the team at Mishon Mackay.”

Dean Jackson, operations manager of Jackson Waste Group, said: “Collecting and recycling 650 Christmas trees comes with its challenges and even against some mechanical issues and snowfall we managed to achieve a great result.”