The Longridge Bottle Bank Appeal for multiple sclerosis research raised a further sum of £840 last year, bringing the 27-year total to £29,350.
John Farmery, who organises the appeal, said: “Even though the kerbside glass recycling collections have been in operation for several years now, there is still a group of loyal supporters who continue to make the effort to take their glass bottles and jars to the bottle bins on Booth’s supermarket car park on Berry Lane, and whilst they are still supporting recycling, they are also helping to raise vital funds for research into this degenerative condition.”
John said the Multiple Sclerosis Society has informed him trials of two drugs are currently taking place, which could stop the progression of multiple sclerosis.
“The two drugs being trialled are Amiloride and Phenytoin, and are undergoing clinical trials at the University of Oxford, which could lead to a therapy that protects nerves from the damage caused by progression in MS.
“Both drugs are already used to treat other conditions without showing serious side effects, so let’s hope that our contributions to these trials help to fund some improvement for MS sufferers.
“I would, as usual, like to extend my thanks to the staff at Booth’s supermarket on Berry Lane, for their continuing support by keeping the area around the bottle bins and the other charity collection banks, clean and tidy throughout the year.”
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