The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens will today become the latest recruits of the ice bucket challenge.
Coun Geoff and Carol Pearl will have a bucket of freezing water thrown over them to raise funds for the Mayor’s Appeal which this year is the Autism and Aspergers Society.
Revellers will watch the event outside St Helens Town Hall, in Victoria Square, at 4pm on Wednesday August 27 and the civic couple will be joined by fellow councillors accepting the challenge.
The Mayor, Coun Geoff Pearl, said: “It’s such a worthy cause and I thought it would be a
novel way of raising money for the appeal.”
The event will be filmed and posted on the St Helens Council website, as well as its social media pages for people to make donations.
To find out more information or make a donation log on to www.justgiving.com/StHelensMayorsAppeal
The ice bucket challenge has spawned hundreds of internet videos of famous and non-famous people to raise awareness and money for the fight against motor neurone disease.
Among those to have taken part are Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue and former US President George W Bush.
The ice bucket challenge has raised at least £250,000 for the UK Motor Neurone Disease Association and $62.5million (£37.7million) for its equivalent the ALS Association in the US, where the craze originated.