We're all wrapped up in the Ice Bucket Challenge at the moment and raising money for ALS is a great thing because it's a horrific afflicting disease.
Let's not forget though what the aim of that campaign was though... to raise money for a worthy cause.
ALS is a great cause but ensuring people around the world have access to clean and sanitary water is even greater and here's why:
So my Ice Bucket Challenge is this... for every £300 (eq $500 USD) (that would provide fresh clean water for more than 20 people) that's donated towards the £1,500 (eq $2500 USD) goal I will do the Ice Bucket Challenge once. Reach the £1,500 goal and I'll take the Ice Bucket Challenge 5 times but more importantly we'll have saved 100 people from suffering from unsanitary water borne diseases. For me that's a price worth paying...
Put your money where your mouth is guys!
Let the challenge commence - http://youtu.be/W19pOHzNycc
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|09/01/14||Emma P||$23.00||Time to get cold... be sure to dress appropriately ;-)|
|08/24/14||William Eysenck||$46.00||Hi James hope this money helps|
|08/24/14||Steven Bakhtiari||$46.00||Good idea, James. I'm not even bothered if you follow through with the bucket of ice water - this is a very worthy cause. Good effort.|
|08/24/14||James Murphy||$46.00||Let's get this challenge started...|
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