Buckets of fun to help centre

Taking the ice bucket challenge at the SITraN facility in Sheffield are, from left, Sir Andrew Cash, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw and Sir Keith Burnett. They were raising money for motor neurone disease sufferers.
Taking the ice bucket challenge at the SITraN facility in Sheffield are, from left, Sir Andrew Cash, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw and Sir Keith Burnett. They were raising money for motor neurone disease sufferers.

A dame and two knights from Sheffield are the latest shivering participants to take on the ice bucket challenge.

Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sir Keith Burnett, vice-chancellor of the University of Sheffield and professor Dame Pamela Shaw, consultant neurologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust did the icy challenge to raise awareness for motor neurone disease research.

Drying off after taking the ice bucket challenge at the SITraN facility in Sheffield are, from left, Sir Andrew Cash, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw and Sir Keith Burnett. They were raising money for motor neurone disease sufferers.

Drying off after taking the ice bucket challenge at the SITraN facility in Sheffield are, from left, Sir Andrew Cash, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw and Sir Keith Burnett. They were raising money for motor neurone disease sufferers.

The trio were doused in water outside the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience, on Glossop Road in Broomhall, a state-of-the-art research centre dedicated to finding a cure and better treatments for motor neurone disease

Dame Pamela, who is also director of SITraN, said: “The ice bucket challenge has been a wonderful campaign to raise awareness of MND and to channel donations into supporting research into this condition.

“SITraN was created at the University of Sheffield specifically to bring together under one roof talented clinicians and scientists aiming to understand better the causes of MND and develop new treatment approaches to improve the outlook for MND patients.”

Sir Keith said he was ‘very proud’ to have been asked to take part in the challenge by Dame Pamela.

“It is an honour to be asked to play a small part in raising awareness and funds alongside Pam and Andrew, whose daily work is so directly relevant to people with MND,” he added.

The trio nominated 19 MND care and research centres to now do the challenge.

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