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 fourth award of the evening was the GoGreen Hero Award, introduced by Peter.
Most funds raised during Go Green Week 2016
“September 25th 2016 saw Pharmacist Support launch its first ever annual fundraising initiative – where we asked everyone across the profession to Go Green for Pharmacist Support. This was an event that everyone could get involved with and boy did they go for it! We had teams eating green food for the week, wearing green to work, drinking green tea, baking green cakes, holding green meetings, and of course who can forget the Green Wigs!
We had a number of organisations joining in the green fest such as Well, CPPE, universities such as Portsmouth, RGU, and Manchester plus some Local Practice Forum’s and RPS Wales. The response was absolutely amazing, raising over £5k for the charity in the space of a week. We hope this event will get bigger and better each year.
BUT the Greenest of the Green GoGreeners who embraced the theme, greened up their conference, held a raffle at their Awards Dinner, organised a green bake sale and of course tweeted fabulous pictures of staff movers and shakers in their stylish green wigs, raising a magnificent £1,376 for the charity – our GoGreen Hero award recipient –the Royal Pharmaceutical Society!”
Representing the RPS and collecting the award on the night was Director of Professional Development and Support, Catherine Duggan. She had this to say – “Winning the award means so much to RPS. the organisations share so much heritage and history over the past 175 years, that it’s wonderful to be able to support Pharmacist Support in an overt way across our three nations and across all RPS teams. We are proud and humbled to receive the award and look forward to ever closer working during 2017 and beyond. Thank you Pharmacist Support for all that you do to support and assist those who need refuge and a helping hand. Here’s to many more great years ahead!”
Presenting the award on the night was Mandeep Mudhar and Emma Charlesworth of Numark – our drinks sponsors for the evening. “Numark is delighted to back Pharmacist Support and their Hero Awards in acknowledging the ordinary pharmacists who make extraordinary efforts to support their fellow pharmacists, former pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pharmacy students in times of need.”