June 21, 2024

Eleven hospices in the south are to benefit from more than £32,000 thanks to a special fundraising campaign by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

The company, which has 14 depots across Hampshire, Sussex and Kent, gave £5 for every purchase during its annual Help for Hospices charity week, which took place from 12th to 16th September, and donated a total of £32,155.

Covers’ chairman Rupert Green said:

“Thank you to everyone who supported our Help for Hospices week this year and helped us to provide an incredible amount of money. It means that since we launched the initiative in 2015, our customers have helped us to raise more than £217,000 for hospices across the south east.”

“Charities rely on donations and the money raised will help hospices continue to provide vital services to the communities they serve.”

Hospices being supported by Covers are:

• St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing, West Sussex
• St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, West Sussex
• St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham, West Sussex
• Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton, Hampshire
• Naomi House & Jacksplace in Winchester, Hampshire
• Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville, Hampshire
• Martlets Hospice in Brighton, East Sussex
• St Peter & St James Hospice in Lewes, East Sussex
• Hospice in the Weald in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
• Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, Surrey
• Demelza Hospice Care for Children in Eltham, London

The family-run company, which opened its first depot in Chichester, West Sussex, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. It supplies specialist timber services and products to the building trade and for home DIY. Mr Green said Covers is proud of its heritage and its close connection with the communities it serves.