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.
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.