The team at local trust company, Hawksford, will this week be nominating colleagues to take on the famous ice bucket challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association Jersey branch.
The soaking, which will take place on Hawksford’s terrace on Friday 29th August, has been organised to raise money for the charity as a valued team member at Hawksford has recently been diagnosed with the disease.
The ice bucket challenge, which has become an Internet hit in the UK and the US, with celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, David Beckham and Mark Zuckerberg taking part, will involve Hawksford staff nominating colleagues to have a bucket of ice tipped over them. Those nominated can make donations to the charity to avoid their soaking, while colleagues will be giving generously to watch their colleagues be soaked.
‘We are looking forward, with trepidation, to our ice bucket challenge,’ said Hawksford CEO, Maxine Rawlins. ‘Motor Neurone Disease is an aggressive disease and the MNDA Jersey branch offers fantastic support to sufferers in the island. We’re hoping to raise a lot of money while also raising awareness of the charity and the great work it does in the local community.’
On Thursday 28th August, Hawksford will announce the names of the unlucky ten team members who will be receiving a soaking at 5:15pm that same day. The Hawksford team will then nominate another island business to take on the challenge the following week.
Janine Borny from the MNDA Jersey branch, said: ‘We are delighted that the team at Hawksford has taken up the ice bucket challenge. I shall be in attendance to see how Jersey’s first corporate icing goes and to make sure no one on the list escapes! Hawksford has also pledged to nominate another island business to take on the challenge, and I hope this will be the beginning of a series of great fundraising soakings.’