Building a healthier community cheque presentation 2012

Annual donations presented to local organisations.

UFS Pharmacies made a big start to their 140-year celebrations by distributing over $50,000 to a number of local charities and organisations.

The Building a Healthier Community program has generated over $200,000 during the past ten years and over 50 groups have benefited from the membership fee disbursement.

UFS Pharmacies members not only gain great savings, they also know a percentage of their joining fee is going to the worthwhile cause of their choice.

Maiden Gully Fire Brigade will put their donation towards buying a defibrillator for their first responding truck.
St Luke’s will put their funds into their deemed enrolment program, which provides services for over 50 students between 12 and 17 years of age who are disengaged from mainstream education.
The funds will give Strathfieldsaye Primary School invaluable support in putting on this year’s school performance as well as assisting in landscaping the new building.
The Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services will continue developing their ‘Seniors for Seniors’ program offering gentle, mature companion animals to frail aged members of our community.
The many services provided by the Breast Cancer Support Services Network will benefit from this donation as they continue to raise funds to assist their important work.
St. Joseph’s Primary School will be purchasing plants for their new reflective garden, recently established for the use of students, staff, parents and the school community.

The Building a Healthier Community program is a very important part of UFS Pharmacies contribution to the Bendigo Community and support from their members ensures its success in helping many local organisations.