Watch: Is Mavis Hartlepool’s oldest ice bucket challenger?

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THE ice bucket challenge was like water off a duck’s back for brave pensioner Mavis Wilkins.

The 68-year-old took part in the crazy fundraiser to raise cash for care home Gretton Court, in Hartlepool, which cares for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mavis Wilkins about to take the ice bucket challenge.

Mavis Wilkins about to take the ice bucket challenge.

Mavis chose to donate her ice bucket challenge cash to the care home after her friend’s husband Bill Jameson, 87, spent some time in care there last year.

And she said despite the ice being so cold it hurt her head, she would do it all again for such a good cause.

“I’d definitely do it all again, I’m always up for a laugh,” said the mum-of-five, grandmother-of-14, and great-grandmother-of-eight. “It doesn’t half make your head hurt when the ice goes over you and it was freezing, but it was good for a laugh.”

Mavis, who is a member of the Lynnfield Ladies Group, which meets weekly at the Lynnfield Community Centre, in Elcho Street, Hartlepool, was nominated for the challenge by her grandson Curtis Ross, 19, an apprentice engineer ay Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Mavis Wilkins takes the ice bucket challenge at the Lynnfield Centre.

Mavis Wilkins takes the ice bucket challenge at the Lynnfield Centre.

The plucky OAP says she didn’t think twice about taking up the challenge which was carried out at the community centre in front of all her friends.

Mavis said: “I just said that I’d do it straight away because that’s the type of person I am. I like to have fun.

“I’m glad I’ve done it, I just need to collect my money in now, I should have made about £60 for Gretton Court.”

Ros Charlton, a keep fit instructor who carries out work at the centre, poured the water over Mavis.