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Footie challenge held for Friends of hospices

Covers' yardman Tony Massimo, Friends of Sussex Hospices Vice Chair Marion Shepherd, Friends of Sussex Hospices ChairKathy Gore, and Covers' Horsham depot manager Terry Lace with Covers' staff - picture by PMW Communications

Covers' yardman Tony Massimo, Friends of Sussex Hospices Vice Chair Marion Shepherd, Friends of Sussex Hospices ChairKathy Gore, and Covers' Horsham depot manager Terry Lace with Covers' staff - picture by PMW Communications

A Horsham company has been joining the World Cup footie fever while raising money for charity.

The town’s branch of Covers timber and builders’ merchants took part in the firm’s ‘We’ve Got Football Covered’ event, to raise funds for its chosen charity, Friends of Sussex Hospices.

The event, attended by the Friends’ chairman Kathy Gore and vice chairman Marion Shepherd, saw customers pay £1 to attempt a top score, by shooting five goals at scored markers.

This was harder than it seemed and proved an addictive challenge for many, who continued to make donations in an aim to better their score, or even get a score at all.

Covers’ Horsham depot manager Terry Lace was pleased with how many customers also enjoyed the event.

He said: “In addition to having a lot of fun, it was great to see so many supporting Friends of Sussex Hospices, a local charity that distributes funds to hospices across the Covers’ area.

“Hospices touch many of our lives and it’s fantastic to be able to give something back to those who make the outstanding care possible.

“The charity’s chair and vice chair, Kathy and Marion showed us their football skills too and had a couple of goes in an attempt to get a top score!”

Covers of Horsham Depot Champion has been awarded to Ben Moir from Horsham who scored an impressive 200 points. He will receive a £50 Covers gift card.

Covers has been in operation for over 160 years and haa a depots across the South Coast. They are specialist timber and builders merchants, but also supply a wide range of products and services for both the building trade and for home DIY.

To view photos of the fun as it happened like the Covers Facebook page.

 

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