Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate Cllr Rebecca Blake has raised £135 so far for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association by doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has recently taken the internet by storm. Rebecca said “Not enough is known about this cruel, degenerative disease and given that it is killing 5 people every day in the UK I was only too happy to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge.
To try and maximise the donations Rebecca pledged to have an ice bucket for every person who donated and today endured twenty two buckets of iced water.
“I’d like to thank Tesco for donating the ice and to everyone that sponsored me, not forgetting the Leader of Redditch Borough Council, Bill Hartnett, Charlotte Bailey and Sarah Taylor, who all completed the challenge after I nominated them for the Ice Bucket Challenge. After having been well and truly drenched, it was all worth it. The MND Association are currently supporting 54 people in Worcestershire and I hope the money raised will help people with Motor Neurone Disease, their families and eventually find a cure”.
Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising at the MND Association, said “Without the amazing support of people like Rebecca, the MND Association simply would not be able to provide its vital support services and fund research to find a cure. Together we are making a real difference for people affected by this devastating disease.”
It's still not too late to donate, visit www.mndassociation.org or text ICED55 (with amount of your donation)