Bethany’s ethical Christmas tree project gives shoppers the chance to save a life

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is giving festive shoppers the opportunity to help save a life this winter by purchasing ethical Christmas trees.

Sustainably grown in Scotland, shoppers can buy a Grade One Nordman fir tree, and the funds raised will directly support the charity’s Care Shelter and other winter projects. Bethany’s Winter Care Shelter provides a hot meal and a safe place to sleep for those with nowhere to go during the coldest months of the year.

Caring Christmas Trees, a unique social enterprise that has been running for 16 years, are available in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife at various pickup locations in December. The trees are also available for delivery at the end of November in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Commenting on this year’s CCT programme, Kevin Downie, project coordinator at Bethany Christian Trust, said: “I am delighted to see Bethany’s Caring Christmas Trees project back on this year. For the past 16 years, we have been giving folk across Scotland the chance to make a purchase with purpose. Of course you could buy your tree elsewhere; but with Caring Christmas Trees you not only get a beautiful real tree, you get to make a difference in someone’s life.”

Scottish politicians gathered at Holyrood to show support for the social enterprise last week.

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