Covers extends community funding donations

Independent builders merchant Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated a second £5,000 to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF).

HIWCF is an independent charitable trust which works with companies, individuals, families and trusts to provide donations and grants to charitable and voluntary groups providing vital services and resources in the local area.

One of the charities that has recently benefited from HIWCF funding is Parklife Community Café in Southampton, which received a grant to help provide food donations for vulnerable people and families in the community. The organisation also provides a ‘take what you need’ table in the café for those who are struggling financially.

Rebecca Kennelly, HIWCF Chair, said: “We would like to thank the team at Covers for supporting the Foundation once again. This new donation will go directly towards the services and resources of local charitable and community organisations that are working so hard to help disadvantaged people impacted by the pandemic. Thanks to generous support from businesses, such as Covers, we were able to respond swiftly at the start of the pandemic to provide emergency grants to great causes. With COVID-19 continuing to be a threat, our community still has many challenges ahead, so this new funding will make a big difference to the lives of local people in need.”

Parklife Volunteer Chairman Nigel Fayle

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers, added: “The coronavirus pandemic continues to adversely affect hundreds of people and families across our community. After donating £50,000 to charities last year, we wanted to maintain this support in 2021 and ensure that those affected receive the financial assistance they so desperately need. We are therefore delighted to be once again donating to HICWF and hope that the funds make a real difference to those struggling during such difficult times.”

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