The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has received Pharmacist Support’s ‘Go Green Hero’ award for the most funds raised during Go Green Week 2016, which in 2016 was held between 25 September and 1 October 2016, is an initiative set up by Pharmacist Support to raise funds for their services.
Catherine Duggan, director of professional development and support at the RPS, accepted the award on behalf of the Society during a ceremony held at Apothecaries’ Hall in central London on 23 March 2017.
Pharmacist Support is an independent charity providing free, confidential practical and personal support to pharmacists and their dependents, pharmacy students and preregistration trainees.
Johnathan Laird, a member of the RPS Scottish pharmacy board, was also recognised at the awards. Laird raised £1,806 by running up to 10km every day throughout January 2017, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award for “going above and beyond to raise money for Pharmacist Support”.
Diane Leicester-Hallam, chief executive of Pharmacist Support, says: “This event was about saying thank you to the hundreds of people who supported the charity in our 175th anniversary year. The Apothecaries’ Hall seemed a fitting place to hold our Hero Awards and with its link to pharmacy, to celebrate 175 years of charitable support to the profession.
“We are indebted to all fundraisers, donors, sponsors and volunteers for the support they have shown in this time. However, the hard work does not stop here. Every year, we see the demand for the charity’s services continue to rise… As this demand grows, so does the importance of sustainable income streams to ensure that we can continue our work,” she adds.