August 21st, 2014
The Ice Bucket challenge is no doubt become a international phenomenon with the likes of George W Bush taking on the challenge as his wife poured the bucket over him. Closer to home Cheryl Cole took up the challenge as Simon Cowell poured the bucket of ICE over her!
RTE’s News anchor Sharon Ni Bheolain who stayed cool… very cool, as she took the Ice Bucket challenge. Yesterday after receiving a nomination from her colleague Jenny Greene at 2FM. Jenny and co-host Nicky Byrne were on hand to do the honours, helping the news presenter who has raised in excess €3,000 for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) Sharon challenged Oliver Callan – so come on Oliver do it for Motor Neurone Disease!! Check out her video
Neil Boyd from the Belfast Northstars takes the ice bucket challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. In the states, the former Yankee and Hall of Fame baseball player, Pete Frates, a former star baseball player at Boston College, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease was responsible for getting the challenge viral on social media.
Remember if you would prefer just to make a donation you can text MND to 50300 to make a €2 donation towards the cause. (100% of text goes to IMNDA across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means a minimum of €1.63 will go to IMNDA. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline (01) 4433890)
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Touching words from one of our great supporters Katie Hallissey who lost her father to Motor Neurone Disease about the ICE Bucket Challenge!
I am beyond pride and happiness at how our precious but powerful charity , the IMNDA , has made the headlines these past few days. It is always a struggle to highlight the darkness of motor neurone disease…in fact, the “ice bucket challenge ” is in a way appropriate in demonstrating how unwanted, sudden and shocking this infliction can be….but yet, after every bucket of ice there is someone on stand-by with a warm towel ….. that “person”, is the IMNDA. I have witnessed and appreciated the wonderful work of this dedicated charity…… please continue to support us after the ice has melted. We need you now and always. Thank you. Katie Hallissey