Mother's Day prizes at pharmacy anniversary

It has been 10 fantastic years of service at the Risdon Pharmacy, in Balmoral Road, Risdon Park.

Prizes and specials were on offer at the store on Thursday to mark the milestone.

Customers enjoyed a sausage sizzle and guest spots on a promotional outside-broadcast by Magic-FM.

One customer even wished happy birthday to a family member over the airwaves.

Many prizes were given out by owners Irfan and Sobia Hashmi.

The prizes had a Mother’s Day theme and included perfume and gift boxes which were collected by the winners on Saturday in time for their mums’ special day on Sunday.

More celebrations were held unofficially on the Saturday when clients attended that day because they were unable to be there on the Thursday because of work commitments.

Mr Hashmi said the celebrations had been a great success. “I am really happy that we completed 10 years and achieved a rapport with our clients,” he said.

“We are continually improving our service and now provide daily deliveries of prescriptions to our clients in their homes. This involves a computer-based system with links to customers’ mobile phones and computers. We have come a long way.”

Guests at the party included Irene Sardelis, representing supplier   Symbion Pharmacy Services.               .

The revellers enjoyed a day of sunshine outside the store and made the most of the birthday sale inside the recently-expanded premises.

The extension work was completed with a fresh look and new entrance featuring easy disabled access.