Hospices in the south, including Mountbatten Hospice, are to benefit from more than £32,000 thanks to a special fundraising campaign by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.
The company, which has a depot on Empress Road, Southampton, 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.”
Mountbatten Hampshire aims to help people with life limiting illnesses to live as well as they possibly can for however long needed. Services include a 21-bed inpatient unit in West End where patients receive respite and end of life care, a 24/7 community care team who visit patients in their homes, a day centre for outpatients, and bereavement and counselling services. The charity is there every step of the way providing passionate care and support with the help of our doctors, specialist nurses and carers.
Among 10 other hospices being supported by Covers are St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Bosham, Naomi House & Jacksplace in Winchester and St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.