16 May 2018

Aware Partnership

L to R: Stephen Butterly - Head of Operations, Hickey’s Pharmacy, Drew Flood- Business Development Executive, Aware and Paddy Hickey - Managing Director, Hickey’s Pharmacy pictured in our recently refurbished Finglas West store

Recently we held a very successful ‘Awareness Week’ in our stores to raise funds and build awareness for our nominated charity partner, Aware.

Last Thursday (10th May) we were delighted to present the Aware team with a cheque for €10,000. We sincerely thank our team for all their efforts - they baked, held raffles and on one store a cyclothon even took place, all in the name of charity. Thank you also to our customers who gave so generously.

The money raised will help deliver the Aware Relatives and Friends programme in the communities throughout Ireland. This 4-week programme is specifically designed for those who are supporting others through bi-polar or depression. It aims to increase knowledge of the illnesses, teach supporters how to cope more effectively and improve communication between those suffering from an illness and those who care about them.

Crucially this programme will provide participants with an action plan to implement the skills gained from the programme. The action plan will attempt to lessen the impact of depression or bipolar disorder the relationship between those with an illness and their loved ones.

To find out more about the Aware Relatives and Friends programme or other Aware services please visit aware.ie .

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