One of Northern Ireland’s most well-known and highly respected family run businesses recently threw its weight behind a nation-wide focus on mental health well-being.
Gordons Chemists, who have been supporting their customer’s health and well-being for 39 years, decked out all its 53 branches across Northern Ireland in Action Mental Health’s trademark purple for Mental Health Awareness Week, 13th-19th May 2019, raising over £5000. The pharmacy chain was helping to raise awareness among staff and local communities on how best to support and care for their emotional well-being.
The focus came as the public spotlight shines ever greater on the rising incidence of mental ill-health in Northern Ireland, with Gordon’s Chemist signalling its desire to step up and take action in partnership with Action Mental Health.
On Friday, May 17, all 53 stores united in one massive day of fundraising and both Action Mental Health and Gordons Chemists are pleased to announce that a phenomenal £5,070 was raised!
Owner and co-founder, Robert Gordon, commented: “Action Mental Health changes the lives of those living with mental ill health and we are delighted to support the great work of this local Northern Ireland charity”.
Action Mental Health’s Fundraising & Engagement Coordinator, Alex Murdock, said: “First and foremost I want to say a massive thank you to all of the staff at Gordons Chemists for really getting behind Mental Health Awareness Week and of course, to all their incredible customers for supporting them. Together you raised an absolutely outstanding amount of money that will go back into your local communities as Action Mental Health continues to promote emotional well-being and resilience right across Northern Ireland.
She added: “It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside Gordons Chemists and their whole team. Thank you for helping us to step up and take action on mental health. We honestly could not support our local communities without businesses and people like you by our side.”