Covers charity Christmas carol concert
Published: 23 December, 2010
CHICHESTER: Covers Timber & Builders Merchants once again pulled in the crowds for its annual Charity Christmas Carol Concert held on the 21 December at its head office in Chichester.
This was the event's sixth concert and it raised £2750 for the Sussex Community Foundation which helps support local communities. Generous donations came from Covers’ suppliers, customers and staff. Chairman of the Sussex Community Foundation, John Peel, said “What Covers have done today is amazing and to raise this amount of money for our charity is unbelievable. Thank you so much”.
The cheque was presented to Father Christmas himself by Covers chairman, Patrick Green along with Santa’s helpers.
The event was attended by a crowd of 1000-plus who sang carols backed by the Chichester Amateur Operatic Society. Children enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas with two of his reindeer with Santa giving out free presents in his Grotto.
There was also a children entertainer, face painting, games, a festive cooking demonstration and other fun activities.
One member of the public commented on the day “This Carol Concert has become an annual tradition in Chichester and Covers always puts on a great day, thank you to them”.