Over £11m raised for MND Association and Macmillan from ice bucket challenge
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Over £11m raised for MND Association and Macmillan from ice bucket challenge

19 Sep 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Motor Neurone Disease Association has raised £6.8m from the viral fundraising craze the ice bucket challenge, while Macmillan raised £4.5m.

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