Trio run to raise £1,500 for charity

Chichester's Covers Timber & Builders Merchant has donated £1,500 to Children on the Edge after three team members successfully completed the Chichester Half Marathon for a third consecutive year.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 12:48 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:10 am
Justin Walsh, Mat Sherry and Sam Cole
Justin Walsh, Mat Sherry and Sam Cole

Justin Walsh, Mat Sherry and Sam Cole tackled the 13-mile course, with Justin achieving a personal best of 1 hour 45 minutes and Sam and Mat coming in at 1 hour 51 minutes and 2 hour 18 minutes respectively.

The Chichester Half Marathon or ‘Chi Half’ is organised by the international charity Children on the Edge, which helps to support some of the most vulnerable children in the world including the refugees who have fled from war and persecution in Syria.

In addition to the team’s efforts, Covers supplied and sponsored the bags that all registered runners received upon completing the race.

Justin Walsh, who is assistant manager of Covers Trade Centre in Chichester, said: “It’s a great feeling not only achieving a personal best for myself but to also be supporting such an important charity in the process. The Covers team did a fantastic job and we are looking forward to putting our feet up for a bit for a well-earned rest before we start thinking about our next challenge.”

Henry Green, managing director at Covers, added: “We are incredibly proud of Justin, Mat and Sam and their achievement. They’ve done an excellent job representing Covers and we are delighted to be donating £1,500 to such a vital charity.”

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