18 Nov 2019

Official charity partner: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Hickey’s Pharmacy today announced The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as its charity partner.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the national leader in understanding and providing dementia-specific supports and services in Ireland. With a national network of over 120 specialist services, 900 staff and 300 volunteers, each year they provide almost 900,000 hours of community-based, dementia-specific we are proud to be partnering with a charity providing such valuable support in local communities. Hickey’s Pharmacy play an integral role in the communities they serve, working alongside GP’s and other healthcare professionals. Having worked with local communities for over 20 years Hickey’s recognise the opportunity for its pharmacy network of 37 stores and over 350 employees to assist in raising funds and awareness of the services the Society offer together with and supporting patients with dementia, and their carers.

To launch the partnership our teams will be selling purple Memory Ribbons this week in all 37 stores for €3 each. All of the funds raised will go towards crucial dementia services and providing essential assistance to people living with dementia and to the loving families who support them. To find your nearest Hickey’s Pharmacy, see our store locator

Commenting on the new partnership, Paddy Hickey, Managing Director of Hickey’s Pharmacy commented, “We’re very proud to partner with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland who do such important work for communities in Ireland. We ourselves are very passionate about the role we play in serving local communities and acknowledge the invaluable support and advice The Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide. Our Pharmacists, Store Managers and all our trained healthcare team are very supportive of this partnership as I’m sure our customers will be – many of who are living with dementia or are caring for a loved one with the condition. We look forward to helping increase awareness of the Society’s programmes, providing support for our patients living with dementia along with raising much needed funds.”

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland CEO Pat McLoughlin said: “The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is delighted that Hickey’s Pharmacy has decided to come on board as a corporate partner. Corporate partnerships such as this are a vital part of our fundraising and awareness raising. I am also delighted that Hickey’s Pharmacy will be supporting our annual nationwide Flag Day collection Alzheimer’s Memory Ribbon this coming Thursday, November 21st and members of the public will be able to purchase a €3 Memory Ribbon in all 37 Hickey’s Pharmacy stores across the country. We really appreciate this support as all the funds raised will go towards keeping out vital dementia-specific services running in local communities in Ireland. We are all really looking forward to working with Hickey’s Pharmacy and all their staff during this partnership to raise vital funds and also much-needed public awareness of dementia. For more information on our services and our Alzheimer’s Memory Ribbon campaign, please go to www.alzheimer.ie”

Img Supervising Pharmacist Lisa Malone, Store Manager Gretta O’Hare, Hickey’s Pharmacy Managing Director Paddy Hickey and Head of Fundraising at The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Mairead Dillion at the announcement in Hickey’s Pharmacy Monkstown today.

About The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland. Over 55,000 people in Ireland are living with dementia. There are many conditions which cause dementia - Alzheimer’s is the most common cause.

Founded om 1982, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers. Our vision is an Ireland where people on the journey of dementia are valued and supported.

A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland advocates, empowers and champions the rights of people living with dementia and their communities to quality support and services. Services include a National Helpline, Dementia Adviser Service, Social Clubs, Support Groups, Day Care Services, Home Care and Family Carer training. For more information on the range of services, see here

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is open six days a week, Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on 1800 341 341. For more information, go to www.alzheimer.ie