Covers Timber & Builders Merchants staff and customers will walk 50 miles for MedEquip4Kids.

Builders’ merchant takes on 50-mile charity challenge

Published:  20 March, 2013

Staff and customers from Covers Timber & Builders Merchants have got their boots on, ready to walk 50 miles in 24 hours. The challenge is part of Trek50 and will raise much-needed funds for MedEquip4Kids.

Jamie Dent and Steve Bracher from Covers’ Alresford Branch, Alastair Dymock from the Chichester branch, Sue Bailey from the Porstmouth branch and Burgess Hill branch manager Terry Lace are being joined by Covers’ customers, George Couchan from Bishophurst, John Farrall from John Farrell Building and Keith Ryan. They are hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity.

The 24-hour walk, taking place between 22 and 23 June, will take the team around the Pennines on the Lancashire and Yorkshire border, achieving a height gain equivalent to climbing Mount Snowdon or Ben Nevis.

Mr Lace commented: “We are all really up for the challenge and training hard. MedEquip4Kids is a fantastic charity and at the outset I’d like to thank everyone who shows their support and helps us to reach our target.”

Established in 1985, children’s charity MedEquip4Kids raises money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams. Entirely reliant on donations from the public, to date the charity has raised more than £12m.

Henry Green, commercial director at Covers, said: “At Covers, we have a great team of staff who are always doing something to support different charities or community organisations and we are delighted to be able to offer them as much support as possible. Everyone wishes the whole team the very best of luck.”

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