17 September 2014

Newcross Healthcare's Mass Ice Bucket Challenge!

Braving the icy waters, up to 20 members of Newcross staff participated in a mass Ice Bucket Challenge at head office this afternoon. 

Staff decided to become involved in the challenge following Taunton Business Centre Manger, James McAlpine’s recent soaking.  James a keen supporter of the MND Association, pledged £10 from the Taunton Branch’s charity pot for every Newcross staff member who was brave enough to take part. 

James McAlpine says of the feat “When I suggested the Newcross Ice Bucket Challenge I would not have guessed so many people would step forward to help raise not just money but also awareness. MND is a terrible disease to which we are supporting here in Taunton through a number of packages it's great to see money getting raised by so many brave volunteers. Well done Newcross"!

Denise Davies, Head of Community Fundraising at the MND Association, said: “Without the amazing support of people like the staff at Newcross Healthcare, the MND Association simply would not be able to provide it’s vital support services and fund research to find a cure. Together we are making a real difference for people affected by this devastating disease.”

If you would like to donate to the MND Association you can text ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK); visit the Just Giving page; or by calling 01604 611860 referencing ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’