Boots Employees Vote For Macmillan To Receive A £3,308 Charity Donation

After promising to give £1 to charity for each Boots pharmacist and pre-registration graduate who voted in the recent derecognition ballot, last week the PDA Union donated £3,308 to Macmillan Cancer support, which was selected by voters as their preferred charity to receive the donation.

Mon 13th August 2018 PDA Union

Pictured L-R: Sara Johnson, Macmillan Fundraising Manager, Rajani Patel, derecognition applicant, Mark Pitt, PDA Union Assistant General Secretary


We are delighted to present Macmillan Cancer Support with this charity donation and we would once again like to thank everyone who voted in the Boots ballot, regardless of which way they voted,” said Mark Pitt, Assistant General Secretary at the PDA Union. “This charitable donation was not dependent on how people voted and was a way to encourage participation in an important ballot whilst at the same time supporting a very worthy cause.”

“Thank you so much to the PDA Union for their support, and all of the Boots staff who voted. We wouldn’t be able to support people living with cancer without the help and support of local organisations like the PDA Union. This donation will help us be there for the thousands of people living with cancer right now and their families,” said Sara Johnson, Regional Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support.

Below is a list of some of the things this donation could potentially be used for:

  • £650 could help Lead Volunteer Services to support one person affected by cancer for approximately 12 weeks
  • £370 could pay for the hire of a room for a year so a cancer self-help and support group could hold regular meetings
  • £336 could help a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together
  • £155 could make a significant contribution to the cost of a person’s travel to hospital for cancer treatment
  • £42 could cover the costs for a patient to receive a personalised eHNA assessment and care plan.

For more information about the PDA Union and for an update on the Boots recognition process, click here.

Macmillan receiving their donation at the PDA 


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