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#GoGreen4PS is back and bigger than ever!

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25th September is World Pharmacists Day and the start of our annual fundraising campaign #GoGreen4PS! This week-long event runs from 25th September to 1st October and is something that everyone can get involved in.  Channel your inner Shrek by asking colleagues, friends and employers/employees to come together and bake, make, eat, travel, buy or wear something green to help raise vital funds for Pharmacist Support.

Why #GoGreen4PS?

Pharmacist Support helps hundreds of pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pharmacy students facing difficult times every year and we rely entirely on donations from those within the profession to ensure that this free and confidential support continues.

#GoGreen4PS is a fun way to raise money for charity. No matter how big or small your team is there is a #GoGreen4PS activity for you! You could hold a bake sale or a ‘wear green to work’ day, encourage staff to ditch the car and hop on a bike, or download our Big Green Quiz and get your friends to donate £2 to take part over lunch – as long as it’s green, anything goes!

Ways to Go Green

  • Wear green for the day – socks, ties, a wig or head-to-toe! – and ask colleagues for a donation. And for those that don’t, charge them a forfeit fee!
  • Travel green for the week – ditch the car and #GoGreen4PS by cycling to work and helping the environment. Simply donate what you save in petrol, parking or bus fare
  • Get baking – everyone loves cake!  Download our guide to holding a bake sale and try out our GoGreen recipe
  • Decorate your pharmacy – green up your shelves for the day/week and remember to tweet a photo of your creation to @pharmasupport using the hashtag #GoGreen4PS
  • Eat green or hold a Go Green pot luck lunch!
  • Drink green – sponsor a colleague who drinks lots of tea to swap to green tea for the day/week, which is low in caffeine and rich in anti-oxidants
  • Download our GoGreen sweepstake or Big Green Quiz and charge £2 per person to enter.

Getting started

  • Decide on your GoGreen activity – download our fundraising pack for help and inspiration
  • Set a Go Green reminder in everyone’s calendar for 25th September to 1st October 2017
  • Spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and don’t forget to include the hashtag #GoGreen4PS 
  • Download our Poster and put it up anywhere you can, on shelves, on doors and in lifts – anywhere that will catch people’s attention and tell them what you’re doing to #GoGreen4PS
  • Show your support by downloading the #GoGreen4PS twibbon
  • Make some NOISE and sign up to our Thunderclap on Twitter
  • Decide how you will collect donations – download our DIY Collection Boxsponsor form or set up an online Justgiving page
  • Ask your employer about matched funding – that way you can double the money you raise
  • Tell us what you’re up to – email fundraising@pharmacistsupport.org or call 0161 4410317

How your money helps

  • £37 – provides an enquirer with a tailored package of information
  • £40 – provides an isolated, elderly or disabled beneficiary with a home visit
  • £50 – provides specialist first contact support to an individual struggling with addiction
  • £100 – provides an individual with specialist debt, benefits & employment advice
  • £600 – provides a 3 month tailored package of careers support for someone struggling to find work
  • £1200 – provides a student in hardship with a much needed grant to help with everyday living expenses
  • £3000 – provides an Mpharm student who has overcome some form of adversity with a bursary to help them excel in their studies.

We look forward to hearing about your #GoGreen4PS ideas and remember to share them with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #GoGreen4PS and @pharmasupport.  Check out what others are up to across the country using our interactive #GoGreen4PS Google map.

GO team GREEN!

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