Brighton builders merchant helping to raise £30,000 for local hospices

Hospice during the company’s annual Help for Hospices week.

Between Monday 12th and Friday 16th September, Covers is aiming to raise £30,000 for local hospice charities across the south of England. The builders merchant will be contributing £5 for every transaction made during the week and has pledged £20,000 to the campaign. Additionally, each of its 14 depots will be holding its own event.

On Monday 12th September, the Brighton depot is inviting local people to an anniversary themed bake-off, to tie in with Covers 175th birthday celebrations, which are taking place throughout this year. The sweet and savoury treats will be made by the branch team and judged by a representative from Martlet Hospice, who will be in the depot for the day raising awareness about the work the charity does.

The bake-off entries will then be sold or auctioned to customers, the local community and staff with all proceeds going towards the final fundraising amount.

Martlets provides terminally ill people in Brighton and Hove, and the surrounding areas, the very best care and support. The expert team helps people do the things they love with the time they have.

Amber Lilly, Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager at Martlets Hospice, commented:

“At Martlets, we want everyone affected by terminal illness to know they can still feel hope, purpose and possibility. As a hospice charity, Martlets is only partially funded by the NHS and relies on the generosity of its local community to reach everyone who needs their help.”

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers, added:

“Since we held our first Help for Hospices week in 2015, we have given more than £185,000 to our local charities. Like all the hospices we support, Martlets Hospice relies on donations to ensure it can continue to offer essential care and support to the community it serves.

“We’re delighted to be holding our seventh Help for Hospices week and, in advance, we would like to thank everyone who joins in to support our fundraising.”

For more information about Covers’ Help for Hospices, visit