Pharmacy staff get baking to beat MS

MediCare pharmacist Paul King and pre-reg student Katie McAvoy show their support for the MS Society Cake Break fundraiser.
MediCare pharmacist Paul King and pre-reg student Katie McAvoy show their support for the MS Society Cake Break fundraiser.

Staff and customers at MediCare Pharmacy, Glengormley have raised lots of ‘dough’ for the MS Society.

The MS Society challenged supporters throughout the UK to host a Cake Break to help raise £350,000 for multiple sclerosis research.

Staff at the Ballyclare Road pharmacy rose to the challenge by baking dozens of tasty cakes and treats, which were handed out to customers in exchange for donations.

They held their Cake Break on Friday, May 31, raising more than £400.

At the beginning of May, MediCare pharmacist Paul King also took part in the Belfast City Marathon relay, raising £200 for the MS Society.

Paul said: “We really enjoyed our Cake Break and we’re proud to support this excellent cause. I want to thank all our generous MediCare customers, colleagues, friends and family who helped to organise the Cake Break and raise money to support MS research. MS is a condition which affects many of our customers so we’re delighted to support the MS Society and do our bit to support people living with MS.”

Samantha Creighton, Community Fundraiser with the MS Society, added: “Congratulations to Paul and all the staff and customers at MediCare on their amazing Cake Break. We’re so grateful to have such generous supporters and with their ongoing support, we hope that one day we’ll find a cure for MS.”

Around 4,000 people in Northern Ireland live with multiple sclerosis - one of the highest rates anywhere in the world.

The MS Society is a national charity fighting to improve treatment and care to help people with MS take control of their lives.