Associate Sponsor: Boots Ireland
Established in Ireland since 1996, Boots Ireland’s mission is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty, caring for people and communities in Ireland. Customers are at the heart of the Boots Ireland business along with a commitment to providing exceptional care and offering innovative products ‘only at Boots’, such as No7 – all delivered with the great value customers love.
Since 2012, Boots Ireland has partnered with the Irish Cancer Society as their charity partner of the year. The aim of the partnership is to support people living with cancer in Ireland and to increase awareness, promote prevention and raise vital funds to support the Irish Cancer Society Nursing Services. To date, Boots colleagues and customers have raised over €800,000 to help fund the Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service across Ireland.
As well as providing vital fundraising, Boots Ireland supports a number of key awareness campaigns throughout the year, across the store network, including Breast Cancer awareness month in October; Lung Cancer awareness month in January, and Sun Smart for skincare in May. For each of these campaigns, Boots stores become community-based destinations for a range of cancer information and advice including signs and symptoms, causes, lifestyle advice, tests and treatments. In 2014, the partnership was awarded ‘Best Corporate Charity Partnership’ at the Fundraising Ireland Awards.
On 27 February 2013 Boots Ireland launched a partnership between Dress for Success and No7 to support women to return to the workplace. Boots was the first retailer in Ireland to be awarded the ‘Business Working Responsibly’ mark for responsible and sustainable business practices.