Taking strides to support people suffering from chronic illness

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  • 16th September 2019

Lindsay & Gilmour staff took to the streets of Edinburgh yesterday to raise funds to enhance the lives of those experiencing chronic illness.

A 33 strong team of Pharmacy professionals from Lindsay & Gilmour pounded the streets of the Capital on Sunday to raise funds to support people facing long term health challenges. Participants in this year’s Kiltwalk Edinburgh, from many of the pharmacy group’s 30 branches across East and Central Scotland, Fife and The Borders, took part in this annual challenge to support the group’s charity partner, Thistle.

Ahead of the walk, Lindsay & Gilmour Managing Director Philip Galt said: “We are delighted to be setting out on this year’s Kiltwalk to raise vital funds for the tremendous work carried out by Thistle – who support people living with long term conditions or facing challenging life situations.

“Lindsay & Gilmour has a long history of investing in the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve and I wish all of our branch teams taking part the very best of luck for a fun and challenging event, with a great end result for Thistle.”

Thistle Director, Nicola Park, said “We are delighted to be Lindsay & Gilmour’s charity partner and it was fantastic that so many employees walked the Edinburgh Kiltwalk for Thistle on Sunday.  The funds raised are vital to our work, supporting people to get their lives back on track after the devastating diagnosis of a long-term condition.”

Lindsay & Gilmour was established in 1826, making it one of Scotland’s oldest establish pharmacies. Today there are 29 Lindsay & Gilmour pharmacies spread across East and Central Scotland, the Borders and Fife, offering a full range of modern pharmacy services.

About Thistle

Thistle is an Edinburgh-based health and wellbeing charity supporting people who are struggling with the devastating diagnosis of a long-term condition (such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, arthritis, depression or chronic fatigue). 

People are referred to Thistle by GPs and other professionals or can self-refer to get support to re-take control of their lives.

In 2019, Thistle celebrates its 75th anniversary. Thistle was founded by Sir Francis and Lady Tudsbery in 1944 to provide support to disabled ex-servicemen, enabling them to live at home with their families whilst receiving the skilled medical attention that was essential to their recovery and wellbeing.