VIDEO: Blackburn punters take on mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hare and Hound regulars complete  the ice challenge, watched by family and friends

Hare and Hound regulars complete the ice challenge, watched by family and friends

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MORE than 30 punters at a Blackburn pub took on liquid refreshments in more ways than one this week.

The Hare and Hounds in Lammack Road hosted a mass ‘ice bucket challenge’ to help raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

And among those taking part were Sue Devaney, who lost her mum Joan Smith to the disease in March this year. For Sue, 45, of Ramsgreave Drive, it was the second time she had joined the global craze and had a bucket of icy water poured over her head, but she said it was very much worth it.

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Sue, who is senior marketing officer for St Mary’s College in Blackburn, said she wanted to raise awareness of the cruel disease.

She said: “Diagnosis takes such a long time. They have to discount a lot of other things because symptoms vary.

“My mum started with her voice and her throat was affected as well as the rest of her upper body.

“She could not swallow so she would choke a lot and she lost a lot of weight. Then her speech went which was the hardest part for us because then she could not communicate with us.

“I want to raise awareness to help doctors know what to look for and research.”

Pub owner Ian Robertson said: “We had about 30 people do it and even more watching.

“We raised a lot of money. I haven’t had chance to count it yet but it must be at least a couple of hundred pounds.

“Three people who come in the pub who have lost family members, so it has been good to do it.”

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10:24am Fri 29 Aug 14

Pigs on the wing says...

Well done with your donations! BUT; I didn't see any ice in there at all! So none of you's have done the 'Ice Bucket Challenge!'' only the ''Water Bucket/Jug Challenge''
Well done with your donations! BUT; I didn't see any ice in there at all! So none of you's have done the 'Ice Bucket Challenge!'' only the ''Water Bucket/Jug Challenge'' Pigs on the wing
  • Score: -13

11:15am Fri 29 Aug 14

woolywords says...

Have to agree..
Good effort, for first attempt but no ice!
...
I think the term, en masse, applies too, LT.
Have to agree.. Good effort, for first attempt but no ice! ... I think the term, en masse, applies too, LT. woolywords
  • Score: -8

12:37pm Fri 29 Aug 14

flo14 says...

Well done!!! Any money raised is fabulous for a very good cause. And negative comments are uncalled for. I thought you were all great. Xx
Well done!!! Any money raised is fabulous for a very good cause. And negative comments are uncalled for. I thought you were all great. Xx flo14
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Fri 29 Aug 14

woolywords says...

flo14 wrote:
Well done!!! Any money raised is fabulous for a very good cause. And negative comments are uncalled for. I thought you were all great. Xx
Am sorry but when I read of ‘ice bucket challenge’, I assumed that the operative term here was, ice. Since there is no ice, it cannot be described as an ‘ice bucket challenge’, in all honesty.
My comment is as valid as yours in praising the effort but if you care to read the rules, you find that this one does not comply.
'Within 24 hours of being challenged, participants have to record a video of themselves in continuous footage. First, they are to announce their acceptance of the challenge followed by pouring ice into a bucket of water. Then, the bucket is to be lifted and poured over the participant's head. Then the participant can call out a challenge to other people.'
This attempt does not comply with the rules, which are readily available across the 'net. The whole point of which is that; everyone complies with a certain set of parameters, to have completed the challenge.
[quote][p][bold]flo14[/bold] wrote: Well done!!! Any money raised is fabulous for a very good cause. And negative comments are uncalled for. I thought you were all great. Xx[/p][/quote]Am sorry but when I read of ‘ice bucket challenge’, I assumed that the operative term here was, ice. Since there is no ice, it cannot be described as an ‘ice bucket challenge’, in all honesty. My comment is as valid as yours in praising the effort but if you care to read the rules, you find that this one does not comply. 'Within 24 hours of being challenged, participants have to record a video of themselves in continuous footage. First, they are to announce their acceptance of the challenge followed by pouring ice into a bucket of water. Then, the bucket is to be lifted and poured over the participant's head. Then the participant can call out a challenge to other people.' This attempt does not comply with the rules, which are readily available across the 'net. The whole point of which is that; everyone complies with a certain set of parameters, to have completed the challenge. woolywords
  • Score: -9

1:58pm Fri 29 Aug 14

angelwings14 says...

In my eyes it doesnt matter if there was ice in there or not half of them arnt dress anyway!! Still would of been freezing cold water besides its not just about the throwing of ice and water over yourself its about raising money and with them doing this im pretty sure they would of raised a hell off a lot!!... i bet some of the people that are doing it and uploading it to facebook arnt even contributing just doing it for the fun of it!!
In my eyes it doesnt matter if there was ice in there or not half of them arnt dress anyway!! Still would of been freezing cold water besides its not just about the throwing of ice and water over yourself its about raising money and with them doing this im pretty sure they would of raised a hell off a lot!!... i bet some of the people that are doing it and uploading it to facebook arnt even contributing just doing it for the fun of it!! angelwings14
  • Score: 2

2:43pm Fri 29 Aug 14

thoroughbred says...

well done....that's all
well done....that's all thoroughbred
  • Score: 0

10:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cimbri says...

EH?
Ice bucket challenge?
OK, whom challenged them?
Where's the link to that?
Bucket, where jugs are being used?
And, no ice?
Not continuous video?
Oh, let me guess, it's been advertised for 2 weeks, beforehand?

They kept the rules simple, so even you could understand..
You get challenged..
From a person that did it, properly.
Then you do it, within 24 hours, then challenge another.

And you think that this lame excuse, is going to gain that pub, fame?
More like, infamy.

Just which part of the ice bucket challenge is this, exactly?
Other, than a bunch of drunks, having a dare a session?
Been there, done that..
In my opinion, epic fail!
Post on YouTube, you tube!
You sad bunch of wannabee's!
Both vapid and vacuous, self-serving idea..
For charity is it?
May as well do a charity walk, around the pub car park, for all the kudos you've gained.

Was in Bristol the other day, they did a sponsored walk, by blocking off the pub toilets. You paid a pound or did the walk, to spend a penny!
EH? Ice bucket challenge? OK, whom challenged them? Where's the link to that? Bucket, where jugs are being used? And, no ice? Not continuous video? Oh, let me guess, it's been advertised for 2 weeks, beforehand? They kept the rules simple, so even you could understand.. You get challenged.. From a person that did it, properly. Then you do it, within 24 hours, then challenge another. And you think that this lame excuse, is going to gain that pub, fame? More like, infamy. Just which part of the ice bucket challenge is this, exactly? Other, than a bunch of drunks, having a dare a session? Been there, done that.. In my opinion, epic fail! Post on YouTube, you tube! You sad bunch of wannabee's! Both vapid and vacuous, self-serving idea.. For charity is it? May as well do a charity walk, around the pub car park, for all the kudos you've gained. Was in Bristol the other day, they did a sponsored walk, by blocking off the pub toilets. You paid a pound or did the walk, to spend a penny! Cimbri
  • Score: -3

10:11am Sat 30 Aug 14

juanbbien says...

Wasn't this done on Tiswas years ago under the name the Bucketeers, throwing water on people.
Wasn't this done on Tiswas years ago under the name the Bucketeers, throwing water on people. juanbbien
  • Score: 0

9:25am Mon 1 Sep 14

S.Devaney says...

Thanks so much for all your negative comments!
We as a group were doing the challenge as a bit of fun but more importantly to raise much needed funds for this little supported cause. We were all nominated 2 days prior via social media to take part.
I and my daughter had already done the Ice Bucket challenge once previously for MND 'WITH ICE'! The water was iced water.
My mother died of this dreadful disease in March this year and I felt extremely grateful for the support this local community has given.
I bet none of you have even bothered to donate let alone take on the challenge or know very little about this disease either.
Thanks so much for all your negative comments! We as a group were doing the challenge as a bit of fun but more importantly to raise much needed funds for this little supported cause. We were all nominated 2 days prior via social media to take part. I and my daughter had already done the Ice Bucket challenge once previously for MND 'WITH ICE'! The water was iced water. My mother died of this dreadful disease in March this year and I felt extremely grateful for the support this local community has given. I bet none of you have even bothered to donate let alone take on the challenge or know very little about this disease either. S.Devaney
  • Score: 2

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