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Covers aims to raise over £30,000 for local hospices

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise over £30,000 to help local hospices. The company, which has depots in Horsham and Rudgwick, will be supporting hospices across the South East, including St Catherine’s Hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice in Arundel.

Between Monday 11 and Saturday 16 September, the company will be holding its third Help for Hospices week, donating £5 for each registered customer that makes a purchase during the event, and has pledged to give at least £20,000 of its money to kick start the campaign and further bolster funds.

On Monday 11 September, volunteers from St Catherine’s Hospice will join Covers staff at the Horsham and Rudgwick depots for a ‘builders bake off’ to sell an array of delicious homemade cakes and biscuits. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase from now until Friday 29 September, with great prizes up for grabs, including a £500 Covers Home Improvements voucher.

St Catherine’s Hospice helps people in the local community affected by serious illness such as cancer, heart failure and motor neurone disease. The hospice relies heavily on the donations from the local community to meet the £5 million of annual running costs.

Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and cares for 300 children and young adults with progressive life-limiting conditions.  It currently costs well over £3 million each year to provide care services to their patients.

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers, said: “We’re delighted to once again be raising money for such a fantastic cause. Here at Covers we pride ourselves on offering support to the local community. I look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to our ‘builders bake off’ and to announcing the total amount raised for our third Help for Hospices week in October.”

Tickets for the raffle will cost £1 each, or £10 for a book of 10, and are available to purchase in all Covers’ depots.

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

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