A Lincolnshire pharmacy has celebrated reaching 25,000 home deliveries in less than four years.

The Beacon Pharmacy in Ingoldmells, part of the Warwick Healthcare Group, currently employs three drivers to take medication to 400 patients each week.

Pharmacy manager Sophie Kirk said the service proved a real lifeline for many people who found it hard to make their own way to a chemist.

“For many people transport or health can be a problem which makes it really difficult to make a journey to a pharmacy yet their prescriptions are absolutely vital for them,” she said.

“So we decided to offer a delivery service the day we opened and it has just grown and grown.

“To reach a milestone of 25,000 is incredible. We are delighted we have managed to help so many people.”

To mark the occasion, the pharmacy delivered a special package to its 25,000th customers, Sharon and Jim Hall.

Jim has acute Parkinson’s Disease, making it very difficult for the couple from Skegness to get out to collect prescriptions.

“It’s a lovely surprise. I can’t believe the pharmacy has completed so many home deliveries,” said Sharon.

“We couldn’t manage without the service. The people are always so friendly and if we ever have a problem we know we can rely on them.”

Director Anne Bath said: “We are proud of the service our staff provide for the community and thrilled with the achievements of the pharmacy.

The Beacon Pharmacy has been delivering prescriptions to customers’ doors since it first opened in 2012 and currently dispenses around 4,000 a week.