Ice Bucket Challenge couple to be honoured

Robert and Paula Maguire are drenched by their daughters Megan and Kelsey.

Robert and Paula Maguire are drenched by their daughters Megan and Kelsey.

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a dedicated Ryhill couple who raised more than £4 million for charity by bringing the Ice Bucket Challenge social media craze to the UK have been recognised with a national award.

Paula and Robert Maguire have been selected to receive a British Citizen Award (BCA) for their services to volunteering and charitable giving.

The couple pioneered the ice bucket challenge craze in this country and their efforts raised millions for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

Robert said: “We’ve been raising money for the MNDA since Paula’s uncle Stuart Hughes died from the condition in 2009, aged 50.”