Sir George is helping the Woodland Trust to plant new woods by recycling his 500 Christmas cards. Bins are available at many shops in Andover, including Marks and Spencer, where Sir George met Val Kirby and Ann Goodier.
"All of the cards collected during the campaign are taken to paper mills where they are recycled into brand new paper products, with the money raised being used to help the UK's leading woodland conservation charity plant thousands of trees."
"Our cards brightened our home during Christmas, and I am delighted they are now serving a useful purpose. Since the scheme started 12 years ago, more than 600 million cards have been recycled, enabling the charity to plant 140,000 trees.