North West stars takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Stars across the North West have been taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.

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Coleen Rooney takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

Coleen Rooney has followed in the steps of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, and Daniel Sturridge, and taken on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Croxteth-born Coleen was nominated for the challenge by Queens Park Rangers winger Sean Wright Phillips.

The Ice Bucket Challenge sees participants filming themselves having a bucket of iced water poured over their heads, before sharing it on social media.

After the soaking, Coleen nominated journalist Piers Morgan and her friend Sheree Murphy.


We meet the man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest footballing star to take up the ice bucket challenge.

He did it to support James McCarthy, a student from Greater Manchester who has terminal brain cancer.

The 31 year old is a big Manchester United fan and Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have all had a soaking to support the James McCarthy Foundation and help pay for his bucket list.

He came in to talk earlier, and we asked for his reaction to the incredible support he has received.

Gerrard and Sturridge take on the ice bucket challenge

Gerrard takes on the ice bucket challenge Credit:

Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge have become the latest North West stars to take the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and money for charity.

Sturridge was drenched by a member of the backroom team with ice-cold water at Melwood this morning - which he then posted in a clip on his official Instagram account.

Gerrard soon followed suit, again using his official Instagram account to post the clip from Melwood.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been adopted by Macmillan Cancer support in the UK, with celebrities including tennis star Andy Murray and golfer Ian Poulter taking part.

Sturridge takes on the ice bucket challenge Credit:


Manchester United's Darren Fletcher does ice bucket challenge

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The midfielder undertook the challenge to help raise money for the James McCarthy Foundation. He's now challenged former Manchester United duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Wes Brown to do it.

James McCarthy at his graduation from Salford University Credit: James McCarthy Foundation

In March 2009 James was diagnosed with a brain tumour after a car crash. He had an operation to remove it and had to learn to walk and talk again. After finishing his radiotherapy James started studying for a degree at the University of Salford and graduated with a degree in Business Management.

In June, he received the devastating news that the tumour has returned and has now set up the James McCarthy Foundation to raise money to complete a bucket list.

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