Tuesday 28th November is Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving to kick off the charitable season – and this year we have lined up some exciting ways for you to get involved and do your bit!
We’re holding a very special online auction which will run from Giving Tuesday (28th November) through to Friday 15th December with three fabulous lots up for grabs – an amazing Hospitality Box for 8 people at the Manchester United v Huddersfield Match (3rd February, 2018), a Manchester United shirt signed by former captain Wayne Rooney and THE shirt worn and signed by our first ever PS London Marathon runner and RPS English Pharmacy Board Member, Aamer Safdar.
Don’t miss out people! To get involved simply log on to the Pharmacist Support Online Auction site before Friday 15th December and get bidding!
This Giving Tuesday we’re also encouraging our friends in the profession to consider setting up a regular donation to the charity. We’re launching a brand new regular giving campaign to encourage supporters to donate monthly to the charity. The campaign features the stories of real people from the profession who have sought much needed help from Pharmacist Support. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues (critical illness, serious injury, addiction, financial difficulties, isolation, stress, anxiety and depression) that people contact us about, and to highlight the need for donations in order that this support can continue for many years to come.
“Since joining Pharmacist Support in 2009 I’ve given a small monthly donation to the charity” commented Chief Executive of Pharmacist Support, Diane Leicester-Hallam. “When asked recently by someone why I did this, I responded that I felt strongly about asking others to commit their cash to a cause that I wasn’t prepared to support myself. However, afterwards I really thought about this and realised that actually that was no longer the case. I think it’s closer to the truth to say that I consider my support to be a reflection of my own commitment to the work that we do within the profession. I really believe in the value of the support that the charity provides and am lucky enough to understand the difference we can make which is why I guess I think it’s important for me personally. So please do consider helping us to make a difference by signing up to become a regular giver, your donation really can help support someone in the profession facing difficult times and help us as a charity to continue to provide services to improve people’s lives. Join me and stand together to make a difference.”
Monthly donations really help the charity to budget with greater confidence throughout the year and enable us to plan for the future.
To set up a regular donation of £5 a month to Pharmacist Support click here or text PHARMACIST to 70970.
Supporting Pharmacist Support during the festive season is simple and easy. Why not order your Christmas cards online from 4C for Charity using the code WEB05 and you will receive a 5% discount. Furthermore a donation of 10p per card sold will come straight to Pharmacist Support! Should you prefer a quicker and more environmentally friendly way of wishing all your family and friends a very merry festive period you can opt for a personalised e-card instead.
If you want to go even Greener, why not ditch sending cards altogether and simply donate what you would have spent on cards straight to Pharmacist Support. Click here to donate now!