On Thursday 23rd March Pharmacist Support held its very first Hero Awards. The event, hosted by Charity Chair Professor Peter Noyce and Chief Executive Diane Leicester-Hallam, saw the charity present 10 awards to individuals, groups and organisations who supported us in our 175th anniversary year. The second award of the evening was for Charity Champion, introduced by Peter.
Greatest Pharmacist Support advocate and fundraiser
“This award recognises an individual who we believe may well have green running through his blood. This individual is often seen out and about across the country in his green wig championing the work of Pharmacist Support as an ambassador. He has gone above and beyond to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Charity and his enthusiasm is infectious! Over the past year he has run both the Liverpool and Birmingham half marathons, delivered presentations on our work and hosted numerous information stands, not forgetting that he took to the stage at the RPS Awards in his Green wig and even sacrificed himself for a chest wax at the BPSA Conference in Cardiff last year! He is Champion by name and now by title. Recipient of our Charity Champion award – The one and only Mr Michael Champion!
Michael had this to say – “I was delighted to be awarded the Charity Champion award; what was more rewarding is the knowledge that I have raised awareness of, and encouraged funding for, Pharmacist Support across the year. This will help the charity to continue its work supporting pharmacists of the past, present and future, and is something I will continue to do during my pre-registration training and beyond.”
Presenting the Award on the night was event sponsor Leslie Morgan of Durbin and the Morgan Charitable Foundation.
“Everyone at Durbin PLC is delighted to be helping Pharmacist Support. You do fantastic work, and as Pharmacists, we all feel privileged to know you are always there for us. Let us hope that in the next 175 years, you will keep going from strength to strength.” – Leslie Morgan, OBE, DL, FRPharmS