2016 marks Pharmacist Support’s 175th anniversary. This is a significant milestone for the charity that, 175 years on, continues to respond to the needs of pharmacists today and to provide relevant and effective support to those in the profession.
Since its relaunch in 2008 (from The Benevolent Fund), the charity has provided over 10,000 acts of support to pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists, trainees and MPharm students in need. This support has included dealing with over 3,500 enquiries, over 160 addiction cases, over 1,000 specialist advice referrals (for debt, benefits and employment advice) and providing over £1.6m in financial assistance to those experiencing hardship and over 2,000 calls to those dealing with a range of stressful situations.
As a charity Pharmacist Support relies on the generosity of pharmacists and pharmacy organisations to continue our work – be that as donors or fundraisers, volunteers or supporters.
On behalf of the staff, trustees and beneficiaries here at the charity - thank you for your support.