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To not do the ice bucket challenge

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Morethanalittlebitconfused Fri 22-Aug-14 21:27:53

I've not been nominated so it's a moot point really but if I were nominated I point blank wouldn't do it

DH thinks I'm being unreasonable on this, am I?

spookyskeleton Fri 22-Aug-14 21:31:36

Me too, just like I didn't do the make up free selfie. Seems an excuse to jump on the bandwagon for celebs but is anyone actually donating to the charity?

Username12345 Fri 22-Aug-14 21:31:53


The whole thing smacks of 'LOOK AT ME' and faddy, rather than people actually wanting to raise awareness of ALS.

AnnField Fri 22-Aug-14 21:33:04

I've just been nominated. By my grandad. I'm not doing it and I don't care what anyone thinks. Didn't do the no make up selfies either. I already donate to charities of my own choosing when I can.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 22-Aug-14 21:34:14

No one with a shred of diginity should do this stupid challenge. Thankfully Obama refused. Unlike POsh Spice and Colleen Rooney. Says it all.

Darkesteyes Fri 22-Aug-14 21:35:10

Wonder how many people have already had buckets of ice water thrown over them by someone else without consenting to it.

ThisFenceIsComfy Fri 22-Aug-14 21:36:51

I find these trends weird. No one actually seems to be donating anything really.

TheFillyjonk Fri 22-Aug-14 21:36:52

No. I have. Raynaud's so I would really suffer for it. I also think it's attention-seeking and I wonder how many who've done it have even donated...

I'm happy to make a donation and publicise that.

TheFillyjonk Fri 22-Aug-14 21:37:12

* I have Raynauds

Mintyy Fri 22-Aug-14 21:37:32

Yanbu. Sheep, the lot of them. Just awful.

Darkesteyes Fri 22-Aug-14 21:37:42

Filly i would be reporting it as assault.

ToddleWaddle Fri 22-Aug-14 21:42:13

I do wonder if half the people doing it are aware it was even originally for motor neurone disease.
Have seen some really undeserving charities IMO nominated by family in law.
Winds me up everytime I open my Facebook!

milkysmum Fri 22-Aug-14 21:45:48

Well my dc both did it and loved it! We text donatedsmile. I did fib and tell me it was 'against the rules' to nominate mummy though! shock

ForalltheSaints Fri 22-Aug-14 21:45:58

I wouldn't. If someone else was doing it for a charity I'd sponsor them.

Kirsty40 Fri 22-Aug-14 21:53:06

My mums has ALS, and it is a really horrible terminal illness currently without any treatment or cure. I am really glad this ice bucket challenge is both raising awareness and money about this illness. Regardless of how irritating the celebrities doing the challenge are, if it helps to find a cure it will be worthwhile.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Fri 22-Aug-14 21:54:37

Seriously? Who cares? Do it if you want, don't if not. Donate if you see fit, don't if you can't or don't wish to. I'm not sure why people feel the need to get lathered up about it. I may be projecting a little as I've just had to hide a few people on FB for this.

PrimalLass Fri 22-Aug-14 21:57:26

No one has asked me. I feel sad about that.

Mouldypineapple Fri 22-Aug-14 21:57:48

My dd has done it. she did put a video of herself on YouTube doing it but first explained (on the video) what it's all about and how the ice experience is what ALS/Motor Neurone Disease sufferers feel some of the time and therefore how difficult their lives can be. I didn't even realise that's what it was all about! She donated some money to the charity too.
Too much celebrity hype and not enough explanations I think.

Darkesteyes Fri 22-Aug-14 21:58:02

Diseases what im getting "lathered up about" is the fact that there will be idiots who go about throwing ice water over people without consent which is assault. There will be twunts who find this funny

DiseasesOfTheSheep Fri 22-Aug-14 21:58:16

Thisfence there's a lovely video of Patrick Stewart writing a cheque on youtube... I love him....

DiseasesOfTheSheep Fri 22-Aug-14 22:00:06

Is anybody actually participating in non-consentual ice bucket throwing? I agree, that's worthy of lathering up. Consentual ice bucket throwing, like the OP refers to, isn't worth the mental energy!

pictish Fri 22-Aug-14 22:01:19

No yanbu. I'd say no too.

TobyZiegler Fri 22-Aug-14 22:01:24

I've done it. I was nominated and I donated and did it. It was funny. It raises money. It raises awareness.


Foxy800 Fri 22-Aug-14 22:02:26

I havent been nominated and wont be doing it if i am.Like others I didnt do the make up free selfies either but it doesnt mean I dont support charities in another way. Was a little worried I would be on my own saying no though.x

JohnCusacksWife Fri 22-Aug-14 22:09:13 many po faced people. My DDs were nominated and did it and yes we donated - once to Macmillan and once to MND. The girls were chuffed to be nominated, thought it was great fun and understood what it was about. Do it or don't as you wish but it's for a good cause and I think it's a bit sad & cynical that you dismiss everyone doing it as attention seeking and lacking in dignity.

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