At Walgreens Boots Alliance, we firmly believe in the importance and value of helping good causes. Our people across all our businesses are encouraged to support and raise money for local, national and international charities supporting communities around the world.
Boots UK supports BBC Children in Need for 11 years
Over the past 11 years, Boots UK has raised over $11 million for BBC Children in Need, an annual appeal which awards grants to projects for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Funds raised in the 12 months to 31 March 2015 were approximately $1.4 million, with the majority of this raised in the run up to the BBC Children in Need Appeal, which took place in November 2014.
As a partner of BBC Children in Need, Boots UK has been connected with some of the projects funded by the charity in communities across the UK. BBC Children in Need funds over 2,500 projects across the UK offering the chance of a happy and secure childhood to thousands of children.
Walgreens Boots Alliance employees support ParkLife 2015
Walgreens Boots Alliance employees organized and attended the third annual ParkLife event – a charity initiative to help raise awareness of the EORTC Cancer Research Fund – with the charity's director, Victoria Agnew, saying the charity is "intensely grateful" for the support of Walgreens Boots Alliance and its teams.
The event in London's Hyde Park, which raised awareness of the EORTC Cancer Research Fund and over $25,000, involved Walgreens Boots Alliance employees from London, Surrey and Nottingham office locations, as well as Alliance Healthcare employees in Chessington, who took part in various health and fitness activities, including a ‘boot camp,' yoga classes and street dance lessons to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
Ahumada in Chile raises further funds for cancer foundation
Employees across Ahumada pharmacies in Chile continued their support for Fundacion Arturo Lopez Perez (FALP), a foundation which provides financially or socially disadvantaged people with access to cancer prevention campaigns as well as cancer care, including diagnosis, treatment and support.
The foundation has been operating in Chile for more than 60 years. The partnership between Ahumada and FALP began in May 2012, and since then employees have undertaken a wide range of activities, raising funds and awareness of the charity among Ahumada pharmacy customers. Ahumada has held mobile clinics within stores, giving the community access to free breast or prostate cancer screening.
In the eight months to 31 August 2015, approximately $115,000 was raised by Ahumada bringing the total raised since the partnership began to over $830,000.
Alliance Healthcare raises funds for EORTC Cancer Research Fund
Alliance Healthcare employees in the UK, in association with Accord Healthcare Limited, took to the netball court or the football field in an employee competition in Nottingham in June 2015 which raised over $60,000 for the EORTC Cancer Research Fund. More than 300 staff, family, supporters and Alliance Healthcare partners attended the day, with 23 football and four netball teams from across the UK competing.