Covers Timber Makes Charity Donation

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant of Chichester has made a generous donation of £1,500 to Children on the Edge after three of their team successfully completed the Chichester Half Marathon for the third year in a row.

Justin Walsh, Mat Sherry and Sam Cole took on the 13 mile course, with Justin achieving a personal best time of 1 hour 45 minutes, while Sam and Mat came in at 1 hour 51 minutes and 2 hour 18 minutes respectively.

The Chichester Half Marathon or ‘Chi Half’ is organised by the international charity Children on the Edge, which works to help some of the most vulnerable children in the world including the refugees who have fled from war and persecution in Syria.

On top of the team’s efforts, Covers supplied and sponsored the bags that all registered runners received upon completion of the race.

Assistant Manager of Covers Trade Centre in Chichester, Justin Walsh, commented: “It’s a great feeling not only achieving a personal best for myself but to also be supporting such an important charity in the process.  The Covers team did a fantastic job and we are looking forward to putting our feet up for a bit for a well-earned rest before we start thinking about our next challenge.”

Managing Director at Covers, Henry Green, added: “We are incredibly proud of Justin, Mat and Sam and their achievement.  They’ve done an excellent job representing Covers and we are delighted to be donating £1,500 to such a vital charity.”

Children on the Edge exists to help marginalised and forgotten children, who are living on the edge of their societies. These are children without parental care, neglected or persecuted by their governments, ignored by international media and missed by large overseas agencies.

Working in partnership with local communities, we help them to create safe, child friendly environments. The charity helps children to realise their rights and we restore the ingredients of a full childhood by generating hope, life, colour and fun.


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