Covers in Horsham honours colleague with charity football match


The Horsham depot of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants recently organised a charity football match in memory of colleague Ian Scott who sadly passed away in 2023. The event saw a Covers team face off against Horsham Veterans FC to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Stroke Association.

The match took place at Horsham Football Club, where Ian Scott was involved with the youth team set up. Thanks to overwhelming support, the event raised an impressive £1,300. As part of Covers match-funding initiative, which equals any fundraising efforts up to £1,000, Covers’ increased the total to £2,300.

Tony Massimo, from Covers’ Horsham depot, acted as manager for the Covers eleven. The team also featured Ellis McKay, another member of the Horsham depot, along with former players from the Horsham youth teams that Ian had coached. In a keenly contested match, the game finished 2-2.

Sean Clarke, Regional Director at Covers, commented:

“Ian Scott was a valued colleague and much-loved member of our community who is very much missed. His passion for football and dedication to the local area left a lasting impact on all who knew him.

“Well done to Ian’s friends, family and colleagues who participated in the football match and helped organise this wonderful event and thank you to our customers who showed their support by donating. Your efforts honoured Ian’s memory and made a contribution to two very worthy causes.”

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