Totalhealth recently partnered with Connacht Rugby and the pharmacy group sponsored a series of summer camps held across Connacht during the summer months. A total of 18 camps, for boys and girls between the ages of 6-12, were held at clubs across the province from July to mid-August. No prior rugby experience was necessary to take part. Facilitated by fully accredited IRFU coaches, the Summer Camps gave the young people involved a chance to enjoy the sport of rugby in a fun, safe environment among children their own age.
Totalhealth is a group of 74 independent pharmacies coming together under one symbol brand. Their aim is to help deliver “all the benefits of being part of a large retail brand” to customers, while still being committed to the needs of the local community. Ollie McGuinness is a director of the totalhealth Pharmacy Group and also owns McGuinness totalhealth Pharmacy in Roscommon town.
Launching the initiative last July in the Galway Sportsground, home of Connacht Rugby, McGuinness said that the totalhealth Pharmacy Group was “delighted to have partnered with Connacht Rugby as the official sponsor of [their] Rugby Summer Camps happening in 18 locations throughout the province this summer.”
McGuinness continued, “Like Connacht Rugby, totalhealth Pharmacy is all about supporting communities. Totalhealth Pharmacy has 30 member pharmacies in the Connacht area so the opportunity to partner with Connacht Rugby on this project is a win-win for us.”
Joe Gorham is the Domestic Rugby Manager at Connacht Rugby. At the launch Gorham had the following to say. “We are delighted to officially launch this year’s Connacht Rugby Summer Camps in conjunction with totalhealth Pharmacy. The Summer Camps are a key cornerstone of what we here at Connacht Rugby are all about. Through our ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’ vision, we want to get a rugby ball in the hands of every boy and girl in the province and have them experience the benefits of our great sport.”
Gorham welcomed the children taking part in the camps, saying every child “[would] have a fantastic time.” He continued: “We are thrilled to have totalhealth Pharmacy on board as our new official partner and we look forward to our partnership growing into the future.”