18/08/2014 10:37, Report by Mark Froggatt

Reds legends help James McCarthy Foundation

Club legends Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher recently completed an 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in aid of terminally ill United fan James McCarthy, whose friends are running a fundraising campaign to help complete his bucket list of 33 things he'd like to do before he dies.

The list includes a number of exotic locations that James hopes to visit, including Vietnam and Thailand. As a fanatical Red, the 31-year-old also wants to visit the Munich Air Disaster memorial in Germany and Duncan Edwards' grave in Dudley.

Earlier this month, he crossed 'Meet the Class of '92' off his list while attending an exhibition match at Salford City FC, the club part-owned by Neville and Scholes. Both agreed to do the challenge, which involved a bucket of ice-water being poured over each participant.

"It was brilliant to meet them," James said. "They were both really nice. I just want to do as many things from my list as possible. If I can get through 70 or 80 per cent, it will probably be more than most people have ever managed in a lifetime."

Scholes nominated United's new vice-captain Darren Fletcher to take the challenge, which the Scottish midfielder completed at the Aon Training Complex on Friday. For more information or to donate, please visit


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