The firm, which has more than 500 branches around the country and a head office in Runcorn, raised the stunning total for the leading children’s charity during 13 years as a corporate partner, with fundraising events being held throughout the UK in that time.
The NSPCC is now saying a huge ‘thank you’ for such dedicated support in helping fund the charity’s vital work.
Hundreds of events have been held over the last 13 years to raise money, with teams of staff at branches around the UK running 14 London Marathons, organising and hosting 14 charity balls.
Staff in local branches have also donated Christmas presents every year, as well as practical toiletries to help children being supported by professionals within the NSPCC’s Child Trafficking Advice Centre.
Recently, a team of employees took part in a sponsored skydive for the NSPCC, while regular fundraising events included Go Green For Halloween, Christmas Jumper Day and frequent raffles and bake sales.
Jo Burton, NSPCC corporate partnerships manager, said the work done by everyone at Rowlands Pharmacies had gone a long way to supporting thousands of children and young people over the years.
Jo said: “We’re so grateful for all the support shown by everyone at Rowlands Pharmacy over the last 13 years – from wearing funny jumpers and baking cakes to jumping out of aeroplanes or running marathons, every single penny of the £650,000 they’ve raised has gone towards helping children and young people around the UK.”
Mark Bather, managing director of Rowlands Pharmacies, said: “It’s been a pleasure helping raise money for such a terrific cause over the last 13 years.
“I know every member of staff who volunteered to help out with the fundraising, whether they were baking buns or running a marathon, is hugely proud of the amount they’ve helped raise for the NSPCC.”
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