UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Have you taken on the ice bucket challenge yet?

VIDEO: Have you taken part in the ice bucket challenge yet?

VIDEO: Have you taken on the ice bucket challenge yet?

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PLAYERS from AFC Bournemouth, Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner and even the news team of Daily Echo have taken part in the latest charity challenge to sweep the internet.

Known simply as the Ice Bucket Challenge, participants just need a bucket of icy water and a smart phone to take part in the fundraiser to promote awareness of motor neurone disease (MND), or ALS as it is known in the US.

Those nominated have to pour the bucket over the heads, or have some friends on hand to do the honour for them, before naming somebody else to take part, who then has 24-hours notice to carry out the challenge themselves.

Anyone who does not complete the task within the allotted time has to make a donation to charity, with the majority of donations going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Dorset PCC, Martyn Underhill, took on the Ice Bucket Challenge this afternoon at Dorset Police’s Headquarters in Winfrith, with the help of Chief Constable, Debbie Simpson, and Deputy Chief Constable, James Vaughan, after receiving five nominations to take part.

He said: “It is a fantastic initiative for a great charity, which I am pleased to support. It is an incredible fundraising idea that is raising millions for charities across the world."

AFC Bournemouth stars such as goal keeper, Lee Camp, and defender, Steve Cook, are just a couple of the team who have taken part, as well as staff from Sainsbury’s in Boscombe and staff from The Cumberland Hotel on East Overcliff Drive.

Here in our newsroom, the photographers, reporters and even the deputy editor, Andy Martin, have done their bit for charity.

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a rare condition where parts of the nervous system become damaged, causing progressive weakness in the body, which usually affects the muscles.

It means that those affected can often have trouble with walking, speaking, swallowing and breathing.

Have you stepped up to the ice bucket challenge yet? We'd love to see your pictures and videos! Send them to us by filling in the Send Your News form

Staff at Sainsburys in Boscombe join the challenge 

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5:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

I know it for charity but what a waste of water.
I know it for charity but what a waste of water. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 5

5:07pm Tue 26 Aug 14

PeteLandis says...

Just remember when donating text ICED55 £5 to 70070. This is the number for the MND Charity. Any other number gives money to the bigger charities who have decided to jump on the band wagon and get people to send money to themselves instead
Just remember when donating text ICED55 £5 to 70070. This is the number for the MND Charity. Any other number gives money to the bigger charities who have decided to jump on the band wagon and get people to send money to themselves instead PeteLandis
  • Score: 5

5:10pm Tue 26 Aug 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

I nominate Dave Wells.
I nominate Dave Wells. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 12

6:03pm Tue 26 Aug 14

keith milton says...

how childish,how pathetic,people need to grow the ****up,

this country is finished,nothing but an island of brainwashed retarded sheeple.
how childish,how pathetic,people need to grow the ****up, this country is finished,nothing but an island of brainwashed retarded sheeple. keith milton
  • Score: -11

6:10pm Tue 26 Aug 14

peterm8264 says...

have you looked at where the money goes . it is for stem cell research and the directors are on a mega salary .6.5 million in salaries and expenses . don't feed the scammers as nothing has been found by their research
have you looked at where the money goes . it is for stem cell research and the directors are on a mega salary .6.5 million in salaries and expenses . don't feed the scammers as nothing has been found by their research peterm8264
  • Score: 1

6:26pm Tue 26 Aug 14

PeteLandis says...

peterm8264 wrote:
have you looked at where the money goes . it is for stem cell research and the directors are on a mega salary .6.5 million in salaries and expenses . don't feed the scammers as nothing has been found by their research
No cure has been found yet, thats why more research is required. Unlike cancer, there is no hope when diagnosed with MND. Being a MND member i have seen their accounts and can tell you that the figure of 6.5 million is ****. Apart from research they also provide support to patients, carers and their families.
[quote][p][bold]peterm8264[/bold] wrote: have you looked at where the money goes . it is for stem cell research and the directors are on a mega salary .6.5 million in salaries and expenses . don't feed the scammers as nothing has been found by their research[/p][/quote]No cure has been found yet, thats why more research is required. Unlike cancer, there is no hope when diagnosed with MND. Being a MND member i have seen their accounts and can tell you that the figure of 6.5 million is ****. Apart from research they also provide support to patients, carers and their families. PeteLandis
  • Score: 11

6:29pm Tue 26 Aug 14

cheeriedriteup says...

politicaltrainspotte
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I nominate Dave Wells.
....................
.to make a sizable donation
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: I nominate Dave Wells.[/p][/quote].................... .to make a sizable donation cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 4

6:29pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Turtlebay says...

It's like an enforced version of the chain letter, take part or be fined.

It should be banned!
It's like an enforced version of the chain letter, take part or be fined. It should be banned! Turtlebay
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

cheeriedriteup says...

until the law is changed that Charities are only obliged to hand offer 20% of the donations - I wont be giving a penny !!!!!!!!
until the law is changed that Charities are only obliged to hand offer 20% of the donations - I wont be giving a penny !!!!!!!! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

PeteLandis says...

Such a shame that McMillan have decided to hijack this fundraising by MND. Typical big charity bulling the smaller one. Before people get all shirty with me for this comment. This charity is tiny in comparison. Macmillan raised 14X more than MND last year. At one event alone they raised more than the entire years fund raising for the MND charity.
Such a shame that McMillan have decided to hijack this fundraising by MND. Typical big charity bulling the smaller one. Before people get all shirty with me for this comment. This charity is tiny in comparison. Macmillan raised 14X more than MND last year. At one event alone they raised more than the entire years fund raising for the MND charity. PeteLandis
  • Score: 9

10:10pm Tue 26 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

Congratulations Echo on cathcing up with this trend on the 26th August. Steady now, don't get too contemporary! Way to go.
Congratulations Echo on cathcing up with this trend on the 26th August. Steady now, don't get too contemporary! Way to go. whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

6:54am Wed 27 Aug 14

High Treason says...

Ice bucket! Just how cold is the water or is ice bucket mentioned to imply the water is freezing cold.
Ice bucket! Just how cold is the water or is ice bucket mentioned to imply the water is freezing cold. High Treason
  • Score: 1

7:04am Wed 27 Aug 14

karenm83 says...

I've deactivated my Facebook account because of the bullying I received for not doing this "challenge." There's nothing charitable about humiliating someone else.
I've deactivated my Facebook account because of the bullying I received for not doing this "challenge." There's nothing charitable about humiliating someone else. karenm83
  • Score: 3

7:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

All for raising money for charity but at the end of the day how many people are now doing this just for fun and not actually donating ?
All for raising money for charity but at the end of the day how many people are now doing this just for fun and not actually donating ? alasdair1967
  • Score: 3

9:28am Wed 27 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

peterm8264 wrote:
have you looked at where the money goes . it is for stem cell research and the directors are on a mega salary .6.5 million in salaries and expenses . don't feed the scammers as nothing has been found by their research
Google the salaries and expenses for the charity which started this in the USA! 50% goes to pay them.
[quote][p][bold]peterm8264[/bold] wrote: have you looked at where the money goes . it is for stem cell research and the directors are on a mega salary .6.5 million in salaries and expenses . don't feed the scammers as nothing has been found by their research[/p][/quote]Google the salaries and expenses for the charity which started this in the USA! 50% goes to pay them. beachcomber1
  • Score: 1

9:29am Wed 27 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

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http://www.alsa.org/ assets/pdfs/form-209 90-20-20f2014-20irs- 20sgd-2006-11-2014.p df beachcomber1
  • Score: 0

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