Pharmacy chain backs work of Street Pastors

Ryan Catney (centre), area manager of the MediCare Pharmacy Group, presents Brian Mullan (left) and Mark Welsh of Newtownabbey Street Pastors with some first aid supplies. INNT 13-028-FP
Ryan Catney (centre), area manager of the MediCare Pharmacy Group, presents Brian Mullan (left) and Mark Welsh of Newtownabbey Street Pastors with some first aid supplies. INNT 13-028-FP
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Local pharmacy chain MediCare has shown its support for the work of Newtownabbey Street Pastors by donating some replacement first aid supplies.

The company generously replenished stocks of plasters, wipes, surgical gloves and other items which the Street Pastors use to administer basic first aid when out and about on their rounds.

Ryan Catney, Area Manager of the MediCare Pharmacy Group, said the company was pleased to be able to support the work of the Street Pastors.

“At MediCare ‘Caring for Your Health’ is our company ethos and as such we saw this as a great opportunity to help support a local community organisation with a similar aim to ourselves,” he commented.

“The Street Pastors carry out excellent work on the streets of Newtownabbey on a voluntary basis, helping those in need and administering first aid when required. As a provider of health provision within the Newtownabbey area, we are delighted to be able to support the Street Pastors in their endeavours to provide this service within our local community.”

Acknowledging MediCare’s generous donation, Mark Welsh, chairman of Newtownabbey Street Pastors, said: “We thank MediCare for the provision of these essential medical supplies which we have to use on occasions to deal with any immediate first aid requirements when we are out engaging with the local community.”