Darlington council leader Bill Dixon takes on the ice bucket challenge with Carmel College principal

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THE leader of Darlington Borough Council and a college principal have become the latest people to face the ice bucket challenge to raise funds for a hospital caring for a seriously ill student.

Councillor Bill Dixon and Mauran Regan, principal of Carmel College, in Darlington, had gallons of ice cold water dumped on their heads by students at the college, watched with glee by the rest of the student bod.y

The pair raised £2,000 with the challenge, which will be divided between the town’s food bank network and the RVI Hospital, in Newcastle, where staff are caring for a 14-year-old student from the college who was suddenly taken ill with a serious illness.

Miss Regan and Cllr Dixon were nominated by Cyndi Hughes, chairman of the college’s directors and the council’s lead member for children and young people.

Cllr Dixon said: “I would like to thank Cyndi for nominating me – but I do feel there could be a cabinet reshuffle in the air!

“I would like to nominate our MP Jenny Chapman to endure the ice bucket challenge.”

Miss Regan said: “This is one of those occasions where you feel compelled to take part in such a challenge – it will be the only ice bucket challenge to be held in the school – and as chairman of the Catholic Schools Partnership I will be nominating all the Heads to have a go.”

Miss Regan told students that this was the one and only occasion when they could take their mobile phones out to video and all students were eager to oblige.

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2:43pm Fri 5 Sep 14

laughingboy51 says...

Must be an election coming up. Bill needs some good publicity for a change. Well done though!
Must be an election coming up. Bill needs some good publicity for a change. Well done though! laughingboy51
  • Score: 6

4:44pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Mike2012 says...

Hopefully his last election!.........
Hopefully his last election!......... Mike2012
  • Score: 18

5:57pm Fri 5 Sep 14

g10001 says...

Never misses a photo opportunity no doubt the ice was on expenses !
Never misses a photo opportunity no doubt the ice was on expenses ! g10001
  • Score: 17

8:43pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Teesflyer says...

Well done on raising the money but I'd love the opportunity to pour other buckets over him - and I'd pay for the privilege!
Well done on raising the money but I'd love the opportunity to pour other buckets over him - and I'd pay for the privilege! Teesflyer
  • Score: 6

10:20pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Mike2012 says...

He should be in stocks outside the town hall!
He should be in stocks outside the town hall! Mike2012
  • Score: 12

4:16pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Fossildog says...

He now knows the shock Darlington residents go through when they open their yearly council tax bill.
He now knows the shock Darlington residents go through when they open their yearly council tax bill. Fossildog
  • Score: 4

7:05pm Sat 6 Sep 14

judygone says...

Mike2012 wrote:
He should be in stocks outside the town hall!
He will be on sunday in the market square. All money raised goes to Darlington football club.
[quote][p][bold]Mike2012[/bold] wrote: He should be in stocks outside the town hall![/p][/quote]He will be on sunday in the market square. All money raised goes to Darlington football club. judygone
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