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Day Lewis Pharmacies commit to Payroll Giving Pledge

Pharmacist Support – the profession’s independent charity – is delighted to announce its first employer partnership. 2016 marks the charity’s 175th anniversary and to celebrate this significant milestone Day Lewis Pharmacies has committed to a payroll giving scheme in support of the profession’s charity.

Day Lewis prides itself on its caring family culture and charitable giving and is passionate about giving back to the community.

“It seems almost obvious for one of the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chains to work together with the profession’s charity” commented Day Lewis CEO Kirit Patel MBE. “This partnership will be beneficial for both organisations. For Day Lewis, having access to independent, confidential services will help us to continue to promote and support our colleagues’ wellbeing. For Pharmacist Support, encouraging Day Lewis colleagues to regularly contribute through payroll giving will help the charity to budget with greater confidence throughout the year. Plus as an added anniversary incentive I have personally committed to match the donations made by our employees in 2016.”

Speaking of the partnership, Pharmacist Support Chief Executive Diane Leicester-Hallam said

“We are absolutely delighted that Day Lewis has decided to support us in this way. With their help we hope to reach our goal of raising £175,000 through donations across the year – step one in our journey to secure our services for the benefit of future generations. We have already run a number of successful wellbeing workshops for Day Lewis employees, who have experienced first-hand the support the charity can provide. We hope that through this new partnership we can increase awareness of our assistance for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, trainees and MPharm students.”

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