Cheshire-based beverage bottler, Cobevco, has announced that it will be supporting Duchenne Now, which encourages individuals to ensure fundraising drives benefit a particular cause close to home, as its official charity.
Cobevco will be supporting the local charity through ‘Aid4Aidan’, a fund created for three-year-old Aidan McClellan, who, at just two was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (MD), a rare and degenerative form of MD.
As part of the Duchenne Now charity, all money collected for Aid4AidanDuchenne will go towards researching and funding treatments for the cure of Duchenne MD. The fund was established by Aidan’s parents, Joe – who previously worked at Cobevco’s Elton plant in Ellesmere Port – and Caroline.
As well as raising money to fund medical trials and work towards a cure for the condition, Aidan’s family, who live in Irby, Wirral, are campaigning for the Government to provide financial support for research into Duchenne MD.
Adrian Curry, managing director at Cobevco, said: “Duchenne MD affects 1 in 36,000 boys globally, and is a cause that means a lot to our team here at Cobevco. We’re all keen to help in any way we can, and have a number of fundraising activities coming up over the next few months. We hope to have raised a significant amount of money by this time next year so that finding a cure for this little boy, and so many more, becomes a real possibility.”