Health Stores Ireland surprised two of Ireland’s best known sector advocates with Special Recognition Awards at their end of year virtual AGM in November.
Erica Murray, Retailer Award, and Jonathan Griffith, Industry Award, received their plaques from family members who had secretly joined the virtual meeting, who were both nominated for their work in protecting freedom of choice in natural health.
Health Stores Ireland president, Gerald Colfer, said the awards were probably overdue to Erica and Jonathan but he was delighted to present them co-jointly, albeit remotely. “From battles around Traditional Herbal Medicines Directives to the recent Stop The Vat Campaign these two guys have been driving from the front and been generous with their time and energy for the betterment of everyone.”
Erica Murray, The Hopsack, Dublin, said she was delighted to receive the award alongside a good friend and fellow campaigner. Jonathan Griffith, Natural Medicine Company, who had spoken at the AGM about Maximum Safe Levels around vitamins said he has always felt that the health food sector was more like a family and he is happy to continue working with retailers in protecting and improving it for everyone.