In a bid to support and protect the environment, Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has donated over £22,000 to two charities that dedicate their time and money to this cause. The money was raised through the sale of their single-use carrier bags within pharmacies over the last 18 months.
The charities were chosen by Well Pharmacy employees, who voted to have their say as to where the donations went. The total pot was split in half with £11,342.48 being donated to the Marine Conservation Society and The Wildlife Trusts.
Sanjay Mitra, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the Marine Conservation Society said: "We're delighted that Well Pharmacy has chosen the Marine Conservation Society to receive a donation from the money raised through the sale of their single-use carrier bags. All donations will be used to help us continue our work to create pollution-free and properly protected seas.”
Russell Cooper, Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Wildlife Trusts said: “As the UK’s leading wildlife conservation charity we are reliant on public support to help us campaign for wildlife, manage our network of reserves, and educate and inspire the next generation. We’re very grateful to Well Pharmacies staff for nominating The Wildlife Trusts to receive this generous donation.”
Kim Sanger, Reward, Engagement and People Operations Manager at Well Pharmacy commented: “I am really pleased to see that the donations have been so well received by the environmental charities. The employee vote allows our colleagues to give back to their local communities by supporting their chosen charity and gives customers peace of mind knowing their carrier bag purchase goes straight back to helping the environment.
“Both Marine Conservation Society and The Wildlife Trusts do absolutely amazing work, ensuring that the world around us is cared for and protected, as well as raising awareness of environmental issues that affect all of us.”