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102-year-old’s ice bucket challenge

Jack Reynolds

Jack Reynolds

A pensioner joined the likes of David Beckham and Piers Morgan as he took on the viral ice-bucket challenge – at the grand old age of 102.

Jack Reynolds completed the challenge dressed in nothing but a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts – before celebrating with a glass of whisky.

A lifelong Chesterfield resident, unfazed Jack said that, while it was chilly, the charity stunt was just ‘one of those things’.

He added: “I did it because of this family of mine, they are fun-makers, they do all sorts of things and I have to be ready for anything.

“I’m game for a laugh, it was one of those things. It was cold but I had 10 young ladies come to dry me out afterwards so I liked that.”

Jack’s daughter Jayne Goodwin said her dad, who is a regular iPad and Facebook user, was an ‘amazing man’.

She added: “It was so funny, he’s always game for a laugh, he’s incredible.

“He went into the bedroom and just came out in a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts. Afterwards he just sat down and had a Grouse whisky, that’s what keeps him going.”

Jack, who lives in Hollingwood,has four children, eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He worked at Staveley Works for 40 years before retiring in 1975. He will be making a donation to the motor neurone disease charity.

 

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