5 April 2021 Fundraising
Former professional footballer Len Johnrose is challenging his football family – all 92 clubs across the top four divisions in England and Wales as well as their fans – and also anyone else who’s cool enough to take part to do his #IceFoot92 challenge. Len hopes to raise £92,000 towards the MND Association’s care and research work. A number of high profile players and celebrity supporters of the Association have pledged to be among the first to take the challenge. Those who step into the bucket of ice water are asked to share film footage of their challenge on social media using #IceFoot92.
Len who was diagnosed with MND in March 2017 and is now confined to a wheelchair said:
“As a player, I’d ice foot injuries. I’m asking people to stand in a bucket of ice water for 92 seconds – one second for each club in the league – I can promise you it’s pure hell. If you manage it you get to nominate your mates so it’s a great chance to set them up!”
To take part just follow the below four easy steps:
- Film yourself standing in a bucket of ice water for all or some of the 92 seconds.
- Donate £10 during filming by texting MNDLEN to 70085.
- Nominate some of your mates in your film to pass the challenge on
- Share your film on your digital channels using #IceFoot92 and tagging your nominees in too
And for those who refuse to take the challenge? “Obviously they have to pay a penalty and donate anyway!” says Len.
Please support Len and the MND Association by taking part. Len says
“This is my way of doing something positive for people with MND, now and into the future. There is some research suggesting a link between sport and MND so football seemed like the perfect platform to not only raise funds but raise awareness of the disease.”
Len enjoyed a long playing career with Burnley, Swansea City, Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Preston North End and Hartlepool United. After retiring he retrained as a primary school teacher. But his career was cut short by his diagnosis. He lives in Preston with his wife Nadine and teenagers Elizabeth and Patrick.
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