Isn’t it fabulous that the Ice Bucket Challenges to raise money for charity have taken off so well? Most of the people I know have done one or more and Facebook is covered with videos of people getting wet.
No matter what charity you are making your donation to, the fact that there has been such a worldwide uptake of this challenge which has helped raise so much money has to be a good thing.
In these times of foodbanks and zero hours contracts there are many who are struggling to make ends meet. That so many people have come together in taking the challenge is heartening to see and the donations will make such a difference to the charity of their choice.
I have seen in recent days a small number of negative reports about these challenges. Some saying that the challenges should not be done and people should just donate time or money etc without becoming involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Why would you be negative about something that has done so much for good causes?
How or why the donations are given is not really what this is about, it is about donations being made which would not normally have been made. So if a crazy challenge which is in itself relatively safe, has caught the public’s imagination, I say “go for it”. Any donations to charity are welcome so there is no reason to denigrate the method or intention behind them.
So to all those who have known that fully clothed, soaking feeling and to those who have yet to experience it, I say well done. Remember to donate and enjoy being part of a world wide phenomenon that just may increase donations to charity for some time to come.