ALS is one of five motor neuron diseases with various causes. It is characterised by muscle weakness and spasticity due to muscle atrophy. Individuals affected by the disorder may ultimately lose the ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which has gone viral across the nation over the past few days, is an activity involving throwing a bucket of freezing cold ice water over somebody as a nominated sponsor for research into ALS. Here at Angel Springs we support both national and local charities, and are always willing to do our part and get involved in a fundraising activity. This condition especially is one close to the hearts of staff here at angel springs, so we’re doing our own. The event organiser Christie James said
“We took part in this challenge as members of staff have had family/friends that have been affected by this disease. We felt as a company, we could raise both awareness and funds for this worthwhile charity. Our £200 target was exceeded and we hope the directors nomination will mean further donations are made. All the staff that took part, at both Wolverhampton & Hemel put in tremendous effort and commitment to the cause. We are all still thawing out now haha”
If you would like to support us in our challenge to help raise awareness and funds for a charity that needs as much exposure as possible please donate and give what you can.
To donate visit our just giving page click here
To watch our ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ video click here