Currently, demand for the Pharmacist Support’s services exceeds its income. The leadership team at the charity have said that the need to raise funds is therefore of great importance.
Pharmacist Support has this week announced the return of its annual campaign #GoGreen4PS. This year’s campaign will kick off on World Pharmacists Day on the 25th September and run until the 31st October 2019.
The aim of the campaign is to highlight the issues impacting pharmacists, to raise awareness of the vital free services available via the charity and to bring the pharmacy community together to raise much-needed funds to help more individuals.
Across the campaign month, Pharmacist Support is encouraging colleagues, friends and employers to have some fun and get behind this worthy cause, to set themselves a challenge and hold fundraising events. Activities could be as simple as a ‘Wear something Green to work day’ where everyone donates £2 to be seen in Green, or a ‘Green Bake Sale’ where colleagues bake and share tasty treats for donations.
To get involved in the campaign is easy:
- Organise a fundraising event.
- Take on a challenge.
- Ask your employer to get involved.
- Text GREEN4PS to 70331 to donate £3
- Share the message on social media using the hashtag #GoGreen4PS.
“This year we’re aiming to be bigger and louder during the #GoGreen4PS campaign and raise more money than ever before,” commented Pharmacist Support’s Chief Executive Danielle Hunt.
“Pharmacist Support has seen demand for its services rocket in recent years. Last year the charity provided 7,156 acts of support, an increase of 76% on three years ago. We are speaking with more pharmacists every day who are facing a range of issues that are severely impacting their wellbeing. Our recent market research revealed that a staggering 97% of respondents said they needed some form of support from the charity, with 71% revealing that they felt poor mental health is a core challenge facing the pharmacy sector.”
The charity has put together a range of #GoGreen4PS fundraising ideas and resources to help those taking part raise as much money as possible. Resources include a fundraising brochure, posters, donation boxes, bunting, balloons, quiz questions and games. Resources can be requested and downloaded from the Pharmacist Support website https://pharmacistsupport.org/support-us/gogreen4ps/.
The charity is also encouraging donations via their fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/gogreen4ps2019 and by text. To donate £3 to the charity’s campaign text GREEN4PS to 70331.