Chemmart members have rallied together to support the Western Australian communities devastated by January’s bushfire crisis, raising a total of $12,000.
The bushfires in Waroona and Yarloop claimed two lives and destroyed more than 160 homes as well as many local businesses and farms.
Waroona Chemmart Pharmacy owner Judith Mather and Chemmart’s Western Australian members collected gold coin donations from customers and made personal contributions to aid the recovery efforts.
The funds raised will be donated to the Lions Club of Waroona to assist them with repairing fences destroyed by the fires – a significant task that will go a long way towards helping local farmers get back on their feet.
“Chemmart is a community pharmacy brand, which means it’s our responsibility to support the communities in which we operate during times of need,” says Duncan Phillips, Chemmart Executive Director.
“Chemmart Pharmacies hundreds of kilometres away from Waroona and Yarloop were touched by the crisis and wanted to know what they could do to help.
“The outpouring of support we saw from our Chemmart members in Western Australia was heartening and says a lot about their generosity and the character of the Chemmart brand as a whole.”
Waroona Chemmart owner Judith Mather and Sharon Sinclair, Chemmart’s Regional Operations Manager for the North West, presented Grant Hewett from the Waroona Lions Club with a cheque for more than $12,000 on March 17.
To donate to the bushfire recovery efforts email the Waroona Lions Club at email@example.com