Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will be aiming to raise £25,000 to help local hospices.

The company’s 13 depots will be supporting 11 hospices for both children and adults across the South East.

Between Monday 12 and Saturday 17 September, Covers will be holding its second Help for Hospices Week and donating £1 for each registered customer that makes a purchase during the week.

The company has also pledged to give £20,000 to kick-start the campaign and further bolster funds.

On Friday 16 September, volunteers from the hospices will join Covers staff at its depots for a ‘builders bake off’ to sell an array of homemade sweet treats and goodies. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase throughout the week with a range of prizes up for grabs including a London Hotel Theatre Break for two and a £500 Covers Home Improvements voucher.

Rupert Green, chairman of Covers, said: “We are delighted to be running our Help for Hospices fundraising event for a second consecutive year. Every contribution will count so we hope as many people as possible will join us to support these amazing charities that do such incredible work for the communities around us.”