Feel free to get in touch with your requests for sponsorship and suggestions.
Current fundraising requests
Charity swim for The British Heart Foundation and Evelina London Childern's Hospital
After recovering from heart surgery (see Letters), Gill Harris, as part of her rehabilitation, will do a charity swim to raise funds for The British Heart Foundation and Evelina London Children's Hospital. She will be swimming 100+ lengths front crawl non-stop. She aims to swim about 2,000m, hopefully in under 1.25 hours. The swim is on 25 January 2014 at Nizels Golf and Country Club in Hildenborough, near Sevenoaks. She has a link through “Just giving”. See https://www.justgiving.com/teams/gillharris for more information
(Posted 17 December 2013)
Pharmaceuticals in Africa
Pharmacists are invited to share their experience of rural medical facilities in developing countries, including advice on equipment and pharmaceutical requirements for a viable basic operation of a small clinic in an Ethiopian village, and the feasibility of accessing a reliable supply chain operated by a major pharmaceutical company. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trek for cancer
Action for Charity is seeking individuals to take part in a five-day trek in the Atlas Mountains of Morroco to raise money for two cancer research organisations, Wellbeing of Women and Prostate Action.
Harrow Carers sets up display stalls at pharmacies in Harrow to identify carers who could benefit from the charity's services. Further information from the website.
The WHO UNESCO FIP Pharmacy Education Taskforce aims to catalyse actions to develop pharmacy education around the world.
Lloydspharmacy donates computers for use in African schools, universities and libraries (November 2009)
A chief pharmacist who travelled to Pakistan to work with the World Health Organization highlights pharmacy’s role in international crises (PJ, 11 September 2010, p263)
Pharmaceutical companies in the EU pledge aid for Pakistan floods (PJ, 21-28 August 2010, p178)
Drug donations cause health and economic problems (PJ, 7 January 2006, p4)
World Health Organization guidelines for medicines donations
Letters in The Pharmaceutical Journal:
- Communication is essential (22 January 2005, p86)
- Not a dumping ground (1/8 January 2005, p12)
- Let us get it right (15 January 2005, p54)
Global fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
MERLIN (Medical Emergency Relief International)
Pan American Health Organization - disasters and humanitarian assistance
World Health Organization - essential drugs and medicines policy
The Co-operative Pharmacy raised £100,000 for UNICEF at a charity dinner on 24 September 2010. UNICEF UK ambassador, Ewan McGregor, thanked The Co-operative Pharmacy for supporting the charity and helping to champion the issue of sanitation through its involvement with a UNICEF community development project in Togo, West Africa.
Humanitarian assistance: who should provide it and what does it involve? (PDF 60K)
Recycling Appeal - would like to receive any old mobile phones or printer cartridges
Charity work in Africa - developing a dispensary in rural Tanzania
Past fundraising requests
Tour de Moor
Pharmacist Graham Parsons cycled the St Luke's Hospice Plymouth Tour de Moor on Sunday 9 October 2011. Donate at www.justgiving.com/grahamparsons68
Pharmacist's marathon effort
Paulette Storey and Kate Westbrook ran the Bupa Great Manchester Run on 15 May 2011 to raise money for Pharmacist Support. Donations via their JustGiving page.
St Giles Hospice
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Tony Mottram, managing director of Numark, is took part in the London to Paris bike ride in September to raise money for Great Ormond St Childrens’ Hospital Trust. Donations via the JustGiving page.
Anthony Nolan Trust
Members of the pharmacy department at Ipswich Hospital took part in the Suffolk Coast bike ride on 8 August to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust. Their efforts are in honour of their friend and colleague, pharmacist Tina Islam (nee Burton), who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2007 and was recently found a donor through the charity. Donations via the JustGiving page.
London marathon 2010
Martin Sawer, executive director of the
British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, ran the Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Donations via the JustGiving website.
Medical donations for Haiti appeal
Pain killers, antibiotics and bandages are in urgent demand to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake, according to International Health Partners that provides donated medicines to areas of most need around the world
Roy Henstock, community pharmacist from Huddersfield ran two half marathons (20 and 27 September 2009) for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Donations via the Just Giving website.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
John D’Arcy, commercial director of Rowlands Pharmacy cycled from London to Paris (5–7 September 2009) to raise money for Great Ormond St Childrens’ Hospital Trust. Donations by cheque, payable to GOSH, sent for the attention of John D’Arcy to: Rowland & Co, Rivington Road, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3DJ.
Locum pharmacist Lia Curren ran the Adidas Women's 5K Challenge in London's Hyde Park on 6 September 2009. Donations can be made via her Just Giving website.
The Stroke Association