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WEST MIDLANDS AMBULANCE SERVICE STAFF GET COLD AND WET IN MASS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE FOLLOWING 12-HOUR NIGHT SHIFT

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 29, 2014

ICE ICE BABY . . . 34 members of staff took on the ice bucket challenge after a 12-hour night shift.

ICE ICE BABY . . . 34 members of staff took on the ice bucket challenge after a 12-hour night shift.

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AFTER a 12-hour night shift most people would be ready to head home for a good night's sleep – but not staff at two of the busiest emergency control rooms in the country.

Staff from two of West Midlands Ambulance Service's Emergency Operations Centres ditched the idea of a warm, comfy bed in favour of a cold bucket of water and took part in a mass ice bucket challenge.

After being nominated by colleagues 34 members of staff accepted the challenge, which involves participants pouring a bucket of ice-cold water over themselves and nominating others to do the same.

The viral challenge is all in aid of ALS, known as motor neurone disease in the UK, and participants donate to the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charity following their challenge.

Emergency operation centre general manager Jeremy Brown congratulated the teams for their participation.

He said: "The ice bucket challenge was a real team effort from the trust's control room staff across both sites and they should be really proud of their achievement."

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