York workers take on ice bucket challenge

Staff at the Boots store at Monks Cross, York take part in the Ice Bucket Challege on Saturday

Staff at the Boots store at Monks Cross, York take part in the Ice Bucket Challege on Saturday

Staff from York Boats take the ice bucket challenge for MND.

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THE ice bucket challenge craze continues in York with staff from two city business taking their turn.

Workers at the York Boat took their drenching on Friday afternoon, following a nomination from Sarah Lewis and her family.

Sarah’s sister Leonie used to work for YorkBoat before her 20s, and the girls' father died of Motor Neurone Disease, so the craze supports a cause close to their hearts.

Kirsty Witham from YorkBoat said: "We couldn’t wait to get the buckets filled and throw some icy water over the team for such a great cause, thanks for the nomination."

The boat staff have passed the nomination forward - to their counterparts at Chester Boat, and staff at the Gillygate Pub and Visit York.

On Saturday, staff at Boots on Monks Cross took their drenching, after several of them were nominated by friends and family.

They dedicated their ice bucket challenge to the shop's official charity Macmillan as well as Motor Neurone Disease, and have already raised more than £600 with donation buckets in stores.

The Boots staff then nominated workers at the nearby John Lewis store to take the challenge.

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10:20am Tue 2 Sep 14

SelbyLady says...

Oh dear people are so missing the point of the Ice Bucket Challenge, you don't have to get dowsed in icy water that is only a forfeit in lieu of making a donation to charity!

People being nominated are then bullied or feel under pressure to have an icy bucket of water over them instead of just saying No but I have given to the charity of my choice.
Oh dear people are so missing the point of the Ice Bucket Challenge, you don't have to get dowsed in icy water that is only a forfeit in lieu of making a donation to charity! People being nominated are then bullied or feel under pressure to have an icy bucket of water over them instead of just saying No but I have given to the charity of my choice. SelbyLady
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5:38pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Spider1 says...

As far as I'm aware you donate both times - just a greater amount if you don't do the challenge.
As far as I'm aware you donate both times - just a greater amount if you don't do the challenge. Spider1
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