A team of staff from the Portsmouth and Gosport depots of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has volunteered for the day at the Sidlesham Cat and Rabbit Centre.

During their visit to the animal charity, the Covers team helped with the daily routine of cleaning the cat, rabbit and guinea pig enclosures as well as painting one of the toilet facilities. The team also took part in other day-to-day duties as required by the centre to help support its staff.

Susan Bailey, Sales Representative of Covers Portsmouth, was one of the volunteers. She said: “We really enjoyed volunteering for the day at the centre.

“We learned lots about what the centre has to do to look after the animals in its care and the amazing work the charity does to keep the animals safe and healthy as well as rehome them. We were all really tired at the end of the day.”

Claire Hyde, Animal Care Manager of Sidlesham Cat & Rabbit Centre, said: “All of us at the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre would like to thank the team from Covers for helping us.

“They worked very hard, were fun to work with and were also very interested to know why we have so many rescued animals here. The Covers team are very welcome to come back to us again. We thank them again for their support.”