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STAFF at a builders’ merchants raised hundreds of pounds for a good cause by baking cakes and shaving their beards.

The team from Covers depots in Chichester, Gosport and Portsmouth collected £564 for Comic Relief.

Bakers at Chichester and Gosport depots sold a selection of homemade cakes to staff and customers during Red Nose Day last month, raising £224.50 and £122 respectively.

Meanwhile, a sponsored shave took place at Covers Chichester, with fundraising support from the teams at Covers Home Ideas, Covers Trade Centre and Covers Portsmouth, which raised £217.50.

Lewis Benson, an electrician for Covers, had grown his beard for four months, but volunteered to brave the shave.

He said: ‘I’ve been cultivating my beard for quite a while. While it feels a bit odd having a clean-shaven face after all this time, I’m delighted to have done my bit.’