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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Evening Mail boss accepts Barrow MP’s Ice Bucket Challenge

EVENING Mail managing director Jonathan Lee braved the Ice Bucket Challenge after accepting a nomination from Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock.

EM Jonathan Lee ice bucket challenge

Staff formed an orderly queue to take part as the Kirkby resident bore the brunt six full buckets of ice water.

After his ceremonial soaking, Mr Lee nominated three local charity champions for a drenching.

Dan Austin, managing director of Lake District Farmers, Roy Barnes of the Keswick to Barrow committee and Mike Davis of Bay Search and Rescue have 24 hours to complete the challenge.

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The money raised will go towards the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Mr Lee said: “I’m still in shock. It was a lot more of a shock than I was expecting it would be but it’s a lot of fun and people have really entered into it and it’s for a good cause.

“Thank you for John Woodcock for nominating me and hopefully the people I’ve nominated will get involved and carry it on.

“Thanks to our editor James Higgins for supplying a job load of ice. I am forever grateful!”

The challenge, which has become a social media phenomenon, involves participants having a bucket of ice cold water dumped on their head to raise awareness and encourage donations to charity.

  • To contribute, text ICED55 followed by an amount to 70070
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