HARTLEPOOL United’s players - and manager Colin Cooper - have done their bit for charity by taking in the latest internet craze.
Cooper completed the Ice Bucket Challenge at the club’s training base at Maiden Castle, in Durham, in front of the playing staff.
He completed the challenge in aid of the Finlay Cooper Fund, the Pools manager and his wife Julie set up the charity in 2006 in memory of their two-year-old son Finlay, who died in a tragic choking accident in 2002.
Since then, the Fund has gone from strength to strength and has raised more than £300,000 which it has donated to worthy children’s causes both in the North East and in South London.
Cooper - who had the water poured on him by Kieran Green - accepted his nominations for the challenge by his wife, player coach Sam Collins, striker Marlon Harewood and the club’s academy manager John Hewitson.
Others at Hartlepool United to have taken on the challenge include Collins, Harewood, Neil Austin, Jonathan Franks, Jack Compton, Scott Flinders and the club’s media manager Mark Simpson.
The craze has taken off after spreading on social media such as Facebook after challengers nominate their friends.
Watch the video of Colin Cooper taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge on the club’s YouTube page.