Pharmacist Raj wins Co-op national award

Raj Modi, a popular and familiar figure in Whaley Bridge as manager at the Co-op pharmacy, has received a national award.  He was one of ten people working in the Co-op’s national chain of pharmacies to be given the award PIP (people in pharmacy.)  It came with a small statuette.

Winner Raj, with his trophy, congratulated by Les Jenkins

Raj is also a member of the Co-op in the Community committee, covering the area from Stockport to Macclesfield, including Whaley Bridge and parts of the High Peak.  Fellow member Les Jenkins from Marple congratulated Raj at a photo shoot in Whaley Bridge.  Both played an active role at the Christmas concert in Holy Trinity church by Whaley Bridge band, which was sponsored by the Co-op.

Les, Raj and their colleagues on the area committee last year made awards to such differing organisations as an allotment group, a basketball club, and a village conservation group.  There were many other cash grants to charities up to £2,000.

The Whaley Bridge Christmas grotto group received £250 towards toys and Whaley’s Churches Together luncheon club received £1,563 to purchase an industrial dishwasher.

Well done to Raj and his team of nine at the pharmacy.   He said:  “This award is testament to efforts of the whole team.”

NB  Some members of the Co-op pass on their share of the profits to the Community Fund, which nationally supports many local charities. Since the scheme began, members have donated over £15 million.

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