Published On: Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 on 1:45 pm

Calderdale police brave Ice Bucket Challenge, issue nominations

Calderdale Police Ice Bucket Challenge

Calderdale police have got an icy cold soaking from their fire service partners all in the name of charity.

Led by District Commander Chief Superintendent Angela Williams, officers from all across Calderdale took time out of their schedules to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday.

Officers took off their hats before lining up and getting buckets of iced water poured over them, in a bid to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

It’s an American name for the condition usually referred to as motor neurone disease (MND) in the UK, where the leading organisation is the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MDNA).

With no cure, the disease affects the brain and the spinal cord, in which motor neurons degenerate and die making it increasingly difficult to move muscles.

Chief Superintendent Williams said: “We did it in our own time and made sure the uniforms weren’t ruined and although we are still collecting the money I know there has already been a lot of money coming in for charity.

“I would like to thank ASDA for providing the ice that froze us all and PC Lisa McDonald who organised everything.”

As part of the tradition of nominating others, Calderdale police have nominated the forces from the four other districts in West Yorkshire: Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Kirklees.

People who would like to donate to the cause can do so at the public enquiry counter at the Richmond Close Police Station, Halifax.

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