Our lovely ambassador Babir is a Weldricks Teacher Practitioner at the University of Bradford, Green Light Campus Masterclass Lead, and the Law and Ethics lead for the RPS Pre-registration team. He’s here to tell us all about why he will be throwing himself out of a plane all to raise money for Pharmacist Support!
Tell us a little about yourself
I began my pharmacy journey in 2003 at the University of Bradford, after completing a Biomedical Sciences degree previously. I then embarked on a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy at Keele University in 2009. I have also completed my RPS Faculty journey and am at Stage 1.
I undertook a 10-week secondment as a Clinical Commissioning Group Pharmacist early in 2016 and am also a Dementia Friend Champion generating over 300 Dementia Friends. I currently practice in Weldricks Pharmacy, Scunthorpe. In June 2016, my pharmacy was awarded the Chemist and Druggist medicines Optimisation Award for our innovative LPS Intervention Service.
I’m no hero! I think it’s important to raise awareness of the amazing charity and to help generate as many funds as possible to support the fantastic work that Pharmacist Support do.
What hero fundraising activities do you have planned?
I am too lazy to run unless I’m running after someone who hasn’t paid for their prescription or if they have stolen my pen! I am not good at baking and so I have decided to jump out of a plane for the charity and shall be sticking hyoscine patches all over my body as I suffer from motion sickness. As a charity ambassador, I should lead and fly by example.
Why is the charity important to you?
The charity is important to me because they help my peers in times of need. I also see them at most pharmacy events. Many of the phone calls that they receive are from pre-registration students who are close to my heart.
Why do you think others should join the Pharmacist Support Fundraising Hero Team?
Others should join because it is a cool club and you get a free T shirt. Use your imagination to think of fundraising ideas. I am reminded of a quote by the American journalist Jim Hightower, “Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.”
If you would like to support Babir and his fundraising by donating to his Just Giving page here