Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated more than £15,000 to local hospices after taking part in Christmas Jumper Day.
The staff at the company got into the festive spirit by wearing an array of seasonally inspired sweaters and jumpers in return for a £2.00 donation. Covers further bolstered funds by making a generous donation of £5 for every transaction completed across its chain of 14 depots on the day.
The hospices to benefit from the funding are St Wilfrid’s in Chichester, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham, Martlets in Hove, St Peter & St James Hospice in Lewes, Hospice in the Weald in Tunbridge Wells, Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity in Southampton, St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, The Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville and St Barnabas House in Worthing. The children’s hospices Chestnut Tree House in Arundel, Naomi House & Jacksplace in Winchester and Demelza Hospice Care in Sittingbourne will also receive funds.
Henry Green, managing director of Covers, said:
“This year has been particularly difficult for charities so we are delighted to be supporting hospices in our communities once again with our annual Christmas Jumper Day. Hospices rely heavily on funding to operate, so we hope this latest donation will help make a difference to the vital work they do taking care of patients and their families.”