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Emergency services go under the ice bucket

PUBLISHED: 12:28 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:22 27 August 2014

Staff from Holiday Cottages in Bideford take on the ice bucket challenge. PHOTO: Graham Hobbs

Staff from Holiday Cottages in Bideford take on the ice bucket challenge. PHOTO: Graham Hobbs

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Appledore Lifeboat Station nominates North Devon emergency services after completing popular ice bucket challenge

Staff from Holiday Cottages in Bideford take on the ice bucket challenge. PHOTO: Graham HobbsStaff from Holiday Cottages in Bideford take on the ice bucket challenge. PHOTO: Graham Hobbs

The ice bucket challenge has reached North Devon’s emergency services after Appledore Lifeboat Station took part in the challenge – and made some interesting nominations.

The social media sensation has seen thousands of people, including a number of A-list celebrities, posting videos to Facebook of themselves getting drenched and nominating friends to do the same to raise money for the ALS Association.

And after their effort this week, Appledore Lifeboat Station has nominated Appledore Fire Service, coastguards at Appledore and Instow, the crew of Rescue 169, the Bideford Police force and lifeboat staff at Clovelly and Ilfracombe.

The craze also reached holidaycottages.co.uk in Bideford this week, where dozens of employees lined up to get a soaking for charity.

Staff from Holiday Cottages in Bideford take on the ice bucket challenge. PHOTO: Graham HobbsStaff from Holiday Cottages in Bideford take on the ice bucket challenge. PHOTO: Graham Hobbs

You can view Appledore Lifeboat Station’s effort on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/northdevongazette.

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