“We’re delighted that we can put the carrier bag charge toward such a great cause. Our colleagues are really behind the charity partnership and get involved in loads of fundraisers,” said Leisa O’Brien, health safety and environmental co-ordinator at Celesio UK. LloydsPharmacy plastic bags are 100 per cent recyclable, she added.
Celesio UK also has over 4,200 employees signed up as Dementia Friends.
£1,090 would help maintain a dementia support service for an entire year for one person with dementia and £40 would pay for a person living with dementia to attend a Dementia Café for two months, where they can get advice and share their experiences with others.