Cheers to a wet weekend! – the Harbour of Refuge take on the Ice Bucket Challenge

THE rain may have held off for the Bank Holiday – but that did not stop visitors to a Hartlepool pub’s funday from getting soaking wet.

That was because regulars were queuing up to take part in the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping the world.

John Daniel taking part in the challenge at the Harbour of Refue pub on the Headland

John Daniel taking part in the challenge at the Harbour of Refue pub on the Headland

Fun-loving visitors had buckets of icy water poured over them at the Harbour of Refuge funday yesterday.

But was all in a good cause as pub bosses try to raise money to support a poorly Hartlepool youngster.

Around a dozen brave people completed the chilly challenge throughout the day.

See a video of the wet and wild time here

The craze has taken off after spreading on social media such as Facebook after challengers nominate their friends.

The Headland pub also laid on other entertainment for children and adults to keep the cash for two-year-old Jack Skinner rolling in.

Brave Jack, who spends much of his time at Newcastle’s RVI Hospital with a number of conditions, also put in an appearance with his mum Melanie Skinner.

Elaine Gooding, owner of the Harbour of Refuge, said: “The day went really well and we are very pleased.

“We had around a dozen people doing the ice bucket challenge at different times throughout the day.

“The kids also enjoyed the day and Jack and his mam were able to come for an hour or so.

“It was great to have them here and everyone dug deep for the cause.”

Children’s favourites including Mickey Mouse entertained the youngsters along with face painting and a disco.

The pub had already raised around £800 for Jack and his family and expect to break the £1,000 mark when all the money from yesterday is counted.