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Covers unveils £30,000 target for hospice help

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants’ hugely successful fundraising initiative Help for Hospices  returns this week, with the aim of raising £30,000 for a number of hospices local to its 14 depots.

The hospice charities tht will benefit from the merchant’s fundrasing efforts are:  Demelza Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent; Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, Surrey; St Barnabas House in Worthing, West Sussex; Martlets Hospice in Brighton, East Sussex; St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham, West Sussex; St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, West Sussex; St Peter & St James Hospice & Continuing Care Centre in Lewes, East Sussex; The Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville, Hampshire; Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton, Hampshire; Hospice in the Weald in Tunbridge Wells, Kent; and children’s hospices, Naomi House and Jacksplace in Winchester, Hampshire; and Chestnut Tree House in Arundel, West Sussex.

From Monday 13th September until Friday 17th September, Covers will be donating £5 for each registered customer that makes a purchase during the event. The generous company has also pledged to contribute at least £20,000 of its own money to the campaign.

To kick-start the campaign, volunteers from the hospices joined staff at Covers’ depots for a Best of British themed ‘builders bake off’, with all bakes sold or auctioned to Covers’ staff and customers. All proceeds raised from the bake sale will go towards the final fundraising amount.

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers, said: “Covers’ Help for Hospices campaign has been running since 2015 and, despite having to put activities on hold last year, we are extremely proud to have given more than £155,000 to our chosen charities over the past six years. Our local hospices are absolutely crucial to the communities they serve and rely heavily on donations to ensure they can continue to operate. We are looking forward to resuming our popular Help for Hospices charity week for 2021 and hope as many people as possible join us to support these extremely worthy causes.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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