The Specsavers team in Burton on Trent joined the masses to take part in the charity craze that is taking the social media world by storm, the Ice Bucket Challenge. 

The challenge; the charity

The challenge, which sees nominated members of the public douse themselves in ice cold water, raises money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). 

MNDA is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on Motor Neurone Disease care, research and campaigning, with over 8,000 members. Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

The willing volunteers

On Friday 22 August at 5:30pm opticians Justine Page and Esther Keen, contact lens supervisor Andrea Dent and staff Pauline Hussey, Chloe Huntington and Chloe Frost completed the challenge, donating approximately £20, for MNDA. 

Chloe Huntington said, ‘It was a last minute thing a few of us decided to do. We thought we would all be nominated anyway, so wanted to do it. 

‘We think it’s a good thing to raise the profile of it.’ 

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