Lewis Benson after the shave.

Covers raises £564 in a ‘close shave’ for charity

Published:  13 April, 2017

A group of staff at Covers depots in Chichester, Gosport and Portsmouth have raised a total of £564 for Comic Relief after undertaking a range of activities, including bake sales and a sponsored shave.

Budding bakers at Chichester and Gosport depots sold a selection of homemade cakes and treats to staff and customers during Red Nose Day last month, raising £224.50 and £122 respectively.

Meanwhile, a sponsored shave took place at Covers Chichester, with fundraising support from the teams at Covers Home Ideas, Covers Trade Centre and Covers Portsmouth, which collectively raised £217.50 for the worthy cause.

Lewis Benson, an electrican for the Covers group, who has been growing his beard for four months, voluteered to brave the shave. He said: “I’ve been cultivating my beard for quite a while now, but as it needed a tidy up I thought what better way to do it than to shave it off for charity. While it feels a bit odd having a clean shaven face after all this time, I’m delighted to have done my bit.”

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