Kelly Robinson & Cheryl Kuit are the co-owners and leaders at the helm of Tyrone Pharmacy - a saving grace for the community it serves in Randburg.
The Tyrone Pharmacy's motto is 'Take Good Care'. It's a motto they strive to fulfil through supporting community initiatives. From school fundraising events and blanket drives to providing free masks to those in need and supplying vitamins to their local Old Age home (Park Care) and necessities for the local baby shelter (Princess Alice Adoption Home).
Beyond this, the pharmacy is dedicated to facilitating feeding schemes with vitamin-enriched meal supplements for some of their severely malnourished homeless community members. During the COVID pandemic, their generosity continued through their support of many small BEE and home businesses by buying and selling their masks, biscuits, soaps and more through the pharmacy - allowing them to make a living and support their families. The pharmacy also regularly assists with projects in the paediatric health industry that aims to help underprivileged babies and children dealing with illness.
Continuing to go above and beyond, both Kelly and Cheryl are driven by a passion and desire to give back to their community and it keeps them motivated daily.
"I absolutely love what I do. I'm invested, I like supporting, I think it's a challenge that every day you do not know what you're going to be presented. But there are so many people out there that need help and it is wonderful to know that maybe just the laughter, a caring word, or a few tablets makes a change for someone's life out there."
- Cheryl Kuit
It is because of their generous nature that the community of Randburg and their collaborative NGO's have stepped out to shower them with gratitude and praise. Watch the video below to see how it all unfolded:
The registered NPO Tyrone Pharmacy nominated is: Footprints4Sam
For more entry criteria and to cast your nomination visit https://partners.24.com/SponsorsofBrave/index.html
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Why Sponsors of Brave
With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic significant changes to our daily living have been experienced which has resulted in the dampening of the spirit of many South African residents. In light of this, and to work towards restoring belief and hope, it is Adcock Ingram OTC’s ambition to encourage our frontline HealthCare Professionals (HCPs) of South Africa, to continue to make a difference in the world and to recognise many of these individuals for their selfless sacrifice during the surge of the coronavirus infection. The HCP fraternity including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, and other allied specialities. This campaign will allow pharmacy healthcare professionals to nominate themselves or be nominated by peers and other South African residents for a life-changing opportunity under the banner of bravery. Eight of these nominees will have the chance to share their story in a featured video and be treated to a ‘gratitude shower’ by members of their community and two lucky winners will get to pursue their ‘passion project’ through the campaign. This campaign is not just about these fearless pharmacists, but a call to action to all South African residents to recognise, celebrate and begin “THANKING THE BRAVE” HCPs in our society by nominating them for this worthy prize.
About Adcock Ingram OTC
Adcock Ingram OTC (over the counter medicines) is a leading and proudly South African healthcare company providing quality products to improve the health and lives of the communities it serves.