Bid for ‘Covers’ Help for Hospices’ initiative to raise £30,000

Covers made a donation to The Rowans Hospice earlier this year
Covers made a donation to The Rowans Hospice earlier this year

ON BEHALF of local charities, Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Portsmouth and Gosport will once again be hosting staff’s successful charity initiative, ‘Covers’ Help for Hospices’.

Launching next month and now in its fourth year, the charity campaign supports hospices across the south east including The Rowans Hospice.

From Monday, September 10 until Saturday, September 15, Covers will be donating £5 for each registered customer that makes a purchase during that time.

Rupert Green, chairman at Covers, said: ‘The Covers’ Help for Hospices campaign has become an annual fixture on our company’s calendar.

‘We are delighted to be running this highly successful campaign for a fourth consecutive year.

‘We hope as many people as possible support us in our mission to raise lots of money for such important community charities.’

Covers has also pledged to give at least £20,000 of its own money to kick-start the campaign and further bolster funds.

On September 10, volunteers from The Rowans Hospice will join Covers staff at Portsmouth and Gosport for a builders bake-off, going head-to-head in the battle for the best bake.

Following the competition, all cakes will be available to enjoy in return for a donation to the charity. There will also be a chance to win some top prizes in the raffle including a £500 holiday voucher, iPad and luxury foodie hamper.

The Rowans Hospice offers support and care to families from diagnosis of a serious or life-limiting illness, through end of life and on to bereavement – providing individualised care for the whole family, not just the patient.

Its services are provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of the community.

Tickets for the raffle will cost £1 each or £10 for a book of 10, and are available to purchase in all Covers’ depots until Friday, September 28, 2018.