Hospices in the south, including Martlets Hospice and St Peter & St James Hospice, are to benefit from more than £32,000 thanks to a special fundraising campaign by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.
The company, which has depots at Home Farm Business Centre, Brighton and Chatfields Yard, Lewes, gave £5 for every purchase during its annual Help for Hospices charity week, which took place from 12th to 16th September, and donated a total of £32,155.
Covers’ chairman Rupert Green commented:
“Thank you to everyone who supported our Help for Hospices week this year and helped us to provide an incredible amount of money. It means that since we launched the initiative in 2015, our customers have helped us to raise more than £217,000 for hospices across the south east.
“Charities rely on donations and the money raised will help hospices continue to provide vital services to the communities they serve.”
Martlets Hospice 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.
St Peter & St James Hospice is located in rural Mid Sussex amongst ancient woodland and overlooked by the beautiful South Downs. It has been providing palliative care and support for over 40 years, but it is more than just a building. The charity provides expert care to anyone in the community who is living with a life-limiting illness, as well as their families and friends.
Among 10 other hospices being supported by Covers are St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham, Naomi House & Jacksplace in Winchester and Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton.