Selected from 1000's of nominations made by readers across South Africa, 8 heartwarming nominee stories were selected and featured on Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season. From these 8, two ultimately were chosen to walk away with the grand prize of an exciting opportunity to pursue a passion project of their choice.
Through this passion project, the winners have received an opportunity to give back to their communities and chosen charity to the value of R25,000.
With so many inspirational featured stories of brave pharmacists, it came down to the readers' and judges' votes to pick the winners.
The judges did not have an easy time choosing a winner, they were looking for a story that truly showed a sense of Ubuntu and deep care toward their fellow South Africans that inspired and moved their community.
After hearing the inspiring story of Jacqui Clapton and Clubville Pharmacy, it became clear that their team plays a vital role in the local community of Middelburg. This was exemplified by the community's quick response to helping the Clubville team get back on their feet when tragedy struck with the fire that damaged the pharmacy in April 2021.
The Sponsors of Brave team joined Jacqui Clapton and the staff of Clubville Pharmacy as they paid it forward to the Bethesda House of Hope.
Watch as Jacqui and Clubville Pharmacy make an incredible impact on the lives of the children at Bethesda House of Hope below:
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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.