New Zealand’s fastest-growing pharmacy group Chemist Warehouse have raised $140,000 in just one month for a host of deserving charities.
With the support of its suppliers and customers, Chemist Warehouse partnered with the Chiefs, Hurricanes, Highlanders, Crusaders and Blues in the fundraising drive during May.
The campaign was run across all 35 Chemist Warehouse stores as well as during matches, with funds going to Breast Cancer Cure, Big Buddy, Foster Hope, I AM HOPE and the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
Among the recipients is the Big Buddy Foundation, who are on a mission to help support young boys throughout Aotearoa, that do not have a father figure.
Paul Burns, CEO of the Big Buddy Foundation was blown away by the contribution. “We are humbled and blown away by the generosity shown by Chemist Warehouse and their customers. This kindness makes a significant difference towards reaching more boys who don’t have their dads in their lives,” said Burns.
“Connection with our community is an important pillar for the Hurricanes Club. Not only is it vital for the personal development of our young men and women to be out engaging with our communities, but it’s also an important opportunity for us to show our support and give back. We value partnerships like Chemist Warehouse who share the same passions as we do,” said Chris Yeo, Hurricanes General Manager of Commercial.
Chemist Warehouse New Zealand CEO Azman Haroon said the company understood that charities such as Big Buddy are the lifeblood of communities right across the country and looked forward to continuing its support of local charities in the years ahead. “For us at Chemist Warehouse, we want to be part of the change and help support our local communities. We care for all Kiwis and want to ensure we can be there to support the people of Aotearoa,” Mr. Haroon said.
“Pharmacies are at the heart of the community and our Super Rugby partnerships have enabled our pharmacists to get out to stadiums around the country to promote the health services we offer and get to know their patients outside of our stores.”
To see more about the Chemist Warehouse Super Rugby charity drive, watch the official video below.