Store aids drive to fund disease research into disease

High Peak supporting MS group receives a cheque from Waitrose Buxton.
High Peak supporting MS group receives a cheque from Waitrose Buxton.

A small family group which is raising funds for research into Multiple Sclerosis has been helped by supermarket customers.

Ann Gibbs’ son-in-law was diagnosed with MS and had to give up work,prompting Ann and her friends and colleagues to raise fund through coffee mornings, quizzes and sales.

They have already raised more than £40,000 to help MS sufferers who are usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 40. There are more than 100,000 people with MS in the UK.

Staff at Waitrose in Buxton presented £544 to High Peak fighting MS as part of their Community Matters scheme which aids good causes supported by customers.