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Ice, ice babies

Katie Enddowes and Jade Ryding with children at Elizabeth Saunders Nursery School, New Longtontaking part in a charity ice bucket challenge

Katie Enddowes and Jade Ryding with children at Elizabeth Saunders Nursery School, New Longtontaking part in a charity ice bucket challenge

It’s become an internet craze and in the process raised millions for charities all over the world.

And now children at a nursery in New Longton, near Preston, got in on the ice bucket challenge action - by drenching the staff.

Workers at Elizabeth Saunders Nursery in Saunders Lane braved being soaked by the youngsters.

Armed with tubs, jugs, buckets and whatever else they could find to carry the water in the children took some delight in tipping them over the heads of the nursery’s staff.

Nursery manager Jade Ryding said: “There were two staff members who were nominated and I would say there were about 15 children.

“The children had jugs of water to throw over the manager and the deputy manager, a couple of members of staff helped the children.

“We raised more than £100 for St Catherine’s Hospice, parents sponsored the children to throw the water on us. It was really cold!

“We decided to do it because we thought it would be nice to involve the children as a lot of their parents have been doing it at home so they have been talking about it.”

Hundreds of videos have been springing up across social 
media over the last few weeks, helping to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

Locally the challenge has seen the likes of Preston North End manager Simon Grayson and the club’s mascot the Deepdale Duck get a soaking.

Over at Preston Bus Station, Bob Dunn took part in the charity challenge while the workers at Freckleton-based estate agency Tem-po also took part.

If you have pictures or video of yourself doing the challenge upload them through our website www.lep.co.uk.

 

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