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So the latest social media charity craze is upon us.

Has anyone on here done it or been nominated?

Fair enough as it raises awareness and money for a good cause or a pile of nonsense?

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Chuckin' a bucket of water over yourself raises money? I'd be willing to bet the vast majority taking part have not donated a penny.....and have no idea what charity they are doing it for.

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Chuckin' a bucket of water over yourself raises money? I'd be willing to bet the vast majority taking part have not donated a penny.....and have no idea what charity they are doing it for.

To be fair I think the charity in question (ALS) raised 1.5m last year and has already raised 13m in the last month.

The challenge is daft mind

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Most people in the UK that I've seen doing it are doing it for MacMillan. They can't even decide which charity it's for! I've not been nominated and if I was, I wouldn't do it. I'd happily donate the money to ALS but I'm fucked if I'm standing out on my balcony pouring water over myself in full view of the passing traffic. What does that achieve? I know it's a bit of a laugh but it's not exactly practical.

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Who says it was on FB?

social media craze? as in the neck nomination thing? I assumed it would be on FB, I'm assuming you are not too stupid to be on FB?

eta Actor Tom Hidleston mentioned it on twitter.

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To be fair I think the charity in question (ALS) raised 1.5m last year and has already raised 13m in the last month.

The challenge is daft mind

Most people in the UK that I've seen doing it are doing it for MacMillan. They can't even decide which charity it's for! I've not been nominated and if I was, I wouldn't do it. I'd happily donate the money to ALS but I'm fucked if I'm standing out on my balcony pouring water over myself in full view of the passing traffic. What does that achieve? I know it's a bit of a laugh but it's not exactly practical.

Everyone I saw to begin with were doing it for ALS.....now all of a sudden "I'm doing the Macmillan Ice Bucket Challenge"...f**k off.

Basically one charity has had a decent idea to drum up awareness, publicity and donations....and the band wagon jumpers have deicded that all the coo lkids are doing it so they will and donate it to something completely different from the reason it was started.

As I said before I'm willing to bet well over %75 of the people doing the challenge haven't donated a penny to either.

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Did it on Sunday for ALS.ca after being nominated by a friend on FB

$10 donated to ALS and nominated 3 further people that will hopefully see more donations for particular charity (UK, CA or USA)
The quotes coming out of ALS.ca and ALSA show that donations are up over 10 fold from last year which can surely only be a good thing
Of course you could temper this with "only so much cash to go around some other charity losing out" argument



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Did it last night for macmillam,didnt kill me and i got an extra wash yesterday .......1 more than normal before somebody says it

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Most people in the UK that I've seen doing it are doing it for MacMillan. They can't even decide which charity it's for! I've not been nominated and if I was, I wouldn't do it. I'd happily donate the money to ALS but I'm fucked if I'm standing out on my balcony pouring water over myself in full view of the passing traffic. What does that achieve? I know it's a bit of a laugh but it's not exactly practical.

If you do it in a white, tight fitting t-shirt then I'll donate money to charity :babe2

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Most people in the UK that I've seen doing it are doing it for MacMillan. They can't even decide which charity it's for! I've not been nominated and if I was, I wouldn't do it. I'd happily donate the money to ALS but I'm fucked if I'm standing out on my balcony pouring water over myself in full view of the passing traffic. What does that achieve? I know it's a bit of a laugh but it's not exactly practical.

I have to disagree.

Using iced water for a wet T-shirt is extremely practical.

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No different from sky diving, bungee jumping etc for charity.

Does it raise money for charity? Yes, good! Does it matter which charity it is for? No.

Some people just seem to have a loathing for anything that is popular.

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Chuckin' a bucket of water over yourself raises money? I'd be willing to bet the vast majority taking part have not donated a penny.....and have no idea what charity they are doing it for.

It's for the terminally hot.

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No different from sky diving, bungee jumping etc for charity.

Does it raise money for charity? Yes, good! Does it matter which charity it is for? No.

Some people just seem to have a loathing for anything that is popular.

It's very much different from sky diving, bungee jumping etc.

The ice bucket challenge doesn't benefit anyone directly, but it does give your friends a laugh and makes them more likely to donate to your chosen charity.

Whereas doing a sky-dive just reeks of wanting to have a bit of fun and getting other people to pay for it, all in the name of "charity".

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Shuggie_Murray7, on 19 Aug 2014 - 14:21, said:

Chuckin' a bucket of water over yourself raises money? I'd be willing to bet the vast majority taking part have not donated a penny.....and have no idea what charity they are doing it for.

Think some are getting ahead of themselves. The 'rule' is once you're nominated you either do the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donate £10/$10 or you don't do the challenge and donate £100/$100.

Our managing director has got in on the act:

Vince McMahon, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg amongst others have all taken part, Gates I believe donated a considerably amount too.

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It's very much different from sky diving, bungee jumping etc.

The ice bucket challenge doesn't benefit anyone directly, but it does give your friends a laugh and makes them more likely to donate to your chosen charity.

Whereas doing a sky-dive just reeks of wanting to have a bit of fun and getting other people to pay for it, all in the name of "charity".

Do both increase funds directed towards charity? Yes! I struggle to see an issue with that.

I've yet to meet anyone who had their skydive paid for out of the donations though, would be very immoral if not illegal.

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