LloydsPharmacy bags funds for charity
Fees paid by the public for carrier bags have raised over Â£45,000 for charity in-store says LloydsPharmacy. Funds from bag sales have been donated to Alzheimerâ€™s Society and Alzheimer Scotland since the government introduced the single-use carrier bag levy last October, as part of the companyâ€™s fundraising activities.
â€œWeâ€™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,â€ said Leisa Oâ€™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.
Â£1,090 would help maintain a dementia support service for an entire year for one person with dementia and Â£40 would pay for a person living with dementia to attend a Dementia CafÃ© for two months, where they can get advice and share their experiences with others.
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