ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Watch this, laugh at me and then please read on …

Oh dear …

I do love it when things go viral for a good cause and this is the newest one … the ice bucket challenge …
In the last week or so I have seen countless of these videos about and it intrigued me as these things usually serve a purpose …
So I looked into it and found out that it is all about raising awareness of a condition called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – ALS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis

This is scary stuff …

I also came across this video – well worth watching! …

The idea of the challenge basically is to dump a bucket full of ice cold water over your head and this then entitles you to nominate someone else to do the same –
the nominee must then dump said bucket filled with ice cold water over their head withing 24h or else they have to donate $100 (originates in the USA) to the ALS Association…
FYI – the UK’s version of the charity is the MND Association (ALS is also known as Motor Neuron Disease).

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This has not only raised a few casual millions to aid the fight against this disease but also helped raise a massive amount of awareness …

So because of all this and also because… well who can resist a good band-wagon opportunity really 😉 I gave it a go …

I nominate anyone who fancies it …

I’d love to see David Walliams, Michael McIntyre and John Bishop do this Challenge  … but nominating them seems like an awfully long shot 😉

until next time …

ta da

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