Thousands raised for hospices

Dave Cresswell (Covers), Julian Tucker (Covers), Perry Dutton (Covers), Ian Maple (Depot Manager at Covers Rudgwick) and Terrina Barnes (Corporate Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House) SUS-150925-123535001
Dave Cresswell (Covers), Julian Tucker (Covers), Perry Dutton (Covers), Ian Maple (Depot Manager at Covers Rudgwick) and Terrina Barnes (Corporate Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House) SUS-150925-123535001

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants depots in Horsham and Rudgwick have helped to raise £21,000 for local hospices including St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice in Arundel.

At last week’s special fundraising event Covers pledged to donate £5 for every customer purchase of £60 or more and sold tickets for entry in to their ‘Grand Raffle’. All proceeds will be shared between the chosen charities. Volunteers from Chestnut Tree House were at Covers Rudgwick raising additional funds with a ‘Business Card Competition’.

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers, said: “We are overwhelmed by the support we have received. We would like to thank all our customers who have helped us to beat our original donation target of £20,000. The money raised will help some of the most worthy causes in our community.”

Tickets for the ‘Grand Raffle’ featuring prizes including a Neilson Holiday to Greece or Turkey and £1,000 of Covers Home Improvements are available until 30th September at a cost of £1 per ticket and can be purchased in all 14 of Covers’ depots.

The prize draw will take place on Friday October 16.

For more information about Covers Help for Hospices please visit www.covershelpforhospices.co.uk

Report and picture contributed by PMW Communications.