VIDEO: Dramatic Ice Bucket Challenge at Trowbridge Fire Station

Trowbridge Fire Station watch manager Neil Hiscock ready for his ice bucket challenge

Trowbridge Fire Station watch manager Neil Hiscock ready for his ice bucket challenge

First published in Trowbridge
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by , Senior reporter for Trowbridge

Firefighters at Trowbridge Fire Station are the latest to take part in the ice bucket challenge craze which is currently sweeping the country, after getting drenched for charity today.

Watch manager Neil Hiscock took up the challenge, with his colleagues setting up the icy cold blast for him.

He nominated fellow watch manager Guy Tadman to take on the challenge next.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the various diseases.

After after a number of celebrities got involved it started taking place in Britain, with people donating to the UK charity Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Crews at Trowbridge Fire Station - tweeting as @Trow_Fire_Stn - are raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encouraging donations to research.

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10:06am Fri 29 Aug 14

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?
why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity? The.Central.Scrutinizer
  • Score: 5

10:46am Fri 29 Aug 14

politepanda says...

The.Central.Scrutini
zer
wrote:
why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?
it isn't. and most haven't.
[quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?[/p][/quote]it isn't. and most haven't. politepanda
  • Score: 6

2:55pm Fri 29 Aug 14

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

politepanda wrote:
The.Central.Scrutini

zer
wrote:
why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?
it isn't. and most haven't.
you are right.
My query was specifically about those that have which I did not make clear and instead of necessary I think fashionable or trendy is appropriate.
[quote][p][bold]politepanda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?[/p][/quote]it isn't. and most haven't.[/p][/quote]you are right. My query was specifically about those that have which I did not make clear and instead of necessary I think fashionable or trendy is appropriate. The.Central.Scrutinizer
  • Score: 1

9:07pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

The.Central.Scrutini
zer
wrote:
why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?
Perhaps in most cases it is more of a self-congratulatory, look at me aren't I caring exercise.
[quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: why is it necessary to squander vast amounts of fresh water in order to give to charity?[/p][/quote]Perhaps in most cases it is more of a self-congratulatory, look at me aren't I caring exercise. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Ray Vasey says...

Absolute b€$^ds. How dare they raise money for charity.
I can't believe there are actually people in the word less fortunate than ourselves and other people want to raise money to help research.....so inconsiderate.
You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant.
Absolute b€$^ds. How dare they raise money for charity. I can't believe there are actually people in the word less fortunate than ourselves and other people want to raise money to help research.....so inconsiderate. You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant. Ray Vasey
  • Score: -8

10:06pm Fri 29 Aug 14

politepanda says...

Ray Vasey wrote:
Absolute b€$^ds. How dare they raise money for charity.
I can't believe there are actually people in the word less fortunate than ourselves and other people want to raise money to help research.....so inconsiderate.
You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant.
Absolutely. Raise millions for charity and have a laugh along the way?! Disgusting. Shouldn't be allowed.
Charities would be are far better off without money raised this way. Oh, wait...........!
[quote][p][bold]Ray Vasey[/bold] wrote: Absolute b€$^ds. How dare they raise money for charity. I can't believe there are actually people in the word less fortunate than ourselves and other people want to raise money to help research.....so inconsiderate. You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Raise millions for charity and have a laugh along the way?! Disgusting. Shouldn't be allowed. Charities would be are far better off without money raised this way. Oh, wait...........! politepanda
  • Score: 1

1:39am Sat 30 Aug 14

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

Ray thinks You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant.

I posed a question in a not dissimilar style to many a TV or radio show. It may have been provocative but it was not given as an opinion, so if your rude comment is aimed at me as 1 of the 3, I would welcome an apology.
I think that I have a reasonable record of social behaviour and am certaily not as you describe in your unkind accusation.k
Ray thinks You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant. I posed a question in a not dissimilar style to many a TV or radio show. It may have been provocative but it was not given as an opinion, so if your rude comment is aimed at me as 1 of the 3, I would welcome an apology. I think that I have a reasonable record of social behaviour and am certaily not as you describe in your unkind accusation.k The.Central.Scrutinizer
  • Score: 0

8:00am Sat 30 Aug 14

politepanda says...

The.Central.Scrutini
zer
wrote:
Ray thinks You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant.

I posed a question in a not dissimilar style to many a TV or radio show. It may have been provocative but it was not given as an opinion, so if your rude comment is aimed at me as 1 of the 3, I would welcome an apology.
I think that I have a reasonable record of social behaviour and am certaily not as you describe in your unkind accusation.k
No you didn't. You wanted to pour scorn (as opposed to water!) on the efforts of others - and did.
""I posed a question in a not dissimilar style to many a TV or radio show. ""
Really? Good grief.
You may not get an apology.
[quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: Ray thinks You three are an example of everything that is wrong with society. Small minded, selfish, ignorant. I posed a question in a not dissimilar style to many a TV or radio show. It may have been provocative but it was not given as an opinion, so if your rude comment is aimed at me as 1 of the 3, I would welcome an apology. I think that I have a reasonable record of social behaviour and am certaily not as you describe in your unkind accusation.k[/p][/quote]No you didn't. You wanted to pour scorn (as opposed to water!) on the efforts of others - and did. ""I posed a question in a not dissimilar style to many a TV or radio show. "" Really? Good grief. You may not get an apology. politepanda
  • Score: 0

9:59am Sat 30 Aug 14

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

pandas said
No you didn't. You wanted to pour scorn (as opposed to water!) on the efforts of others - and did.

incorrect. even i i disagreed with the subject, which i don't, to imply that i have contempt for it is definitely not polite
pandas said No you didn't. You wanted to pour scorn (as opposed to water!) on the efforts of others - and did. incorrect. even i i disagreed with the subject, which i don't, to imply that i have contempt for it is definitely not polite The.Central.Scrutinizer
  • Score: 0

12:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

politepanda says...

The.Central.Scrutini
zer
wrote:
pandas said
No you didn't. You wanted to pour scorn (as opposed to water!) on the efforts of others - and did.

incorrect. even i i disagreed with the subject, which i don't, to imply that i have contempt for it is definitely not polite
I still believe your intent was to condescend.
[quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: pandas said No you didn't. You wanted to pour scorn (as opposed to water!) on the efforts of others - and did. incorrect. even i i disagreed with the subject, which i don't, to imply that i have contempt for it is definitely not polite[/p][/quote]I still believe your intent was to condescend. politepanda
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in.

When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other.

Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend.

So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.
It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in. When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other. Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend. So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 4

6:20pm Sat 30 Aug 14

politepanda says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in.

When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other.

Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend.

So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.
What tosh - Mrs D!
It's ok to denigrate the efforts of others - but NOT ok to object to it??
I'd suggest people get off their high horses.
There is NOTHING wrong in quietly supporting a charity, thankfully many do.
There is also NOTHING wrong in being involved in an event such as this.
Why ANYONE would feel the need to belittle the efforts of others - just to enjoy a spiteful little moment of condescension is beyond me.
So carry on - give to any charity in any way you see fit.
But spare us the holier than thou condescension and overly long monologues simply to pour scorn on so many who've simply enjoyed "joining in", and paid for the pleasure!
So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?
Get over yourself and get on with it. And stop whining about the millions others have helped raised.
And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in. When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other. Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend. So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.[/p][/quote]What tosh - Mrs D! It's ok to denigrate the efforts of others - but NOT ok to object to it?? I'd suggest people get off their high horses. There is NOTHING wrong in quietly supporting a charity, thankfully many do. There is also NOTHING wrong in being involved in an event such as this. Why ANYONE would feel the need to belittle the efforts of others - just to enjoy a spiteful little moment of condescension is beyond me. So carry on - give to any charity in any way you see fit. But spare us the holier than thou condescension and overly long monologues simply to pour scorn on so many who've simply enjoyed "joining in", and paid for the pleasure! So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it? Get over yourself and get on with it. And stop whining about the millions others have helped raised. And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours. politepanda
  • Score: 0

11:34pm Sat 30 Aug 14

big Bertha says...

At the end of the day this charity test on animals APPARENTLY killing over 1000 animals a year and they only take a small percentage from charity funded money and use the rest to go towards wages etc ALSO their is so many other ways to spread awareness other than wasting water. A public servey showed that 79% of people that done the ice bucket challenge had no clue what als stood for or what it was meaning they only done it for publicity further more other charity's that risk going into huge amounts of debt and risk stopping all together are finding it hard to get any funds are being forgotten about as a result of bigger charity's having the money to spend of advertisements and publicity stunts. i think it is great that the charity is getting funds etc but they need to think about putting 100% of donations in the charity and not wages and media etc.
At the end of the day this charity test on animals APPARENTLY killing over 1000 animals a year and they only take a small percentage from charity funded money and use the rest to go towards wages etc ALSO their is so many other ways to spread awareness other than wasting water. A public servey showed that 79% of people that done the ice bucket challenge had no clue what als stood for or what it was meaning they only done it for publicity further more other charity's that risk going into huge amounts of debt and risk stopping all together are finding it hard to get any funds are being forgotten about as a result of bigger charity's having the money to spend of advertisements and publicity stunts. i think it is great that the charity is getting funds etc but they need to think about putting 100% of donations in the charity and not wages and media etc. big Bertha
  • Score: 1

1:36am Sun 31 Aug 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

politepanda wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in.

When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other.

Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend.

So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.
What tosh - Mrs D!
It's ok to denigrate the efforts of others - but NOT ok to object to it??
I'd suggest people get off their high horses.
There is NOTHING wrong in quietly supporting a charity, thankfully many do.
There is also NOTHING wrong in being involved in an event such as this.
Why ANYONE would feel the need to belittle the efforts of others - just to enjoy a spiteful little moment of condescension is beyond me.
So carry on - give to any charity in any way you see fit.
But spare us the holier than thou condescension and overly long monologues simply to pour scorn on so many who've simply enjoyed "joining in", and paid for the pleasure!
So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?
Get over yourself and get on with it. And stop whining about the millions others have helped raised.
And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours.
not very politepanda.....

You say "spare us the over long monologues" (plural? - and i'm sure a monologue is spoken, not written) and then deliver an overly long winded sermon of your own, mostly repeating what I had written, of which you had asked to be spared. If anyone should be spared of anything it is us of your overuse of the noun, condescension (have you not got a thesaurus?).

"So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?"

No it's not.

"And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours."

He started it.
[quote][p][bold]politepanda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in. When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other. Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend. So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.[/p][/quote]What tosh - Mrs D! It's ok to denigrate the efforts of others - but NOT ok to object to it?? I'd suggest people get off their high horses. There is NOTHING wrong in quietly supporting a charity, thankfully many do. There is also NOTHING wrong in being involved in an event such as this. Why ANYONE would feel the need to belittle the efforts of others - just to enjoy a spiteful little moment of condescension is beyond me. So carry on - give to any charity in any way you see fit. But spare us the holier than thou condescension and overly long monologues simply to pour scorn on so many who've simply enjoyed "joining in", and paid for the pleasure! So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it? Get over yourself and get on with it. And stop whining about the millions others have helped raised. And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours.[/p][/quote]not very politepanda..... You say "spare us the over long monologues" (plural? - and i'm sure a monologue is spoken, not written) and then deliver an overly long winded sermon of your own, mostly repeating what I had written, of which you had asked to be spared. If anyone should be spared of anything it is us of your overuse of the noun, condescension (have you not got a thesaurus?). "So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?" No it's not. "And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours." He started it. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 2

9:13am Sun 31 Aug 14

politepanda says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
politepanda wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in.

When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other.

Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend.

So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.
What tosh - Mrs D!
It's ok to denigrate the efforts of others - but NOT ok to object to it??
I'd suggest people get off their high horses.
There is NOTHING wrong in quietly supporting a charity, thankfully many do.
There is also NOTHING wrong in being involved in an event such as this.
Why ANYONE would feel the need to belittle the efforts of others - just to enjoy a spiteful little moment of condescension is beyond me.
So carry on - give to any charity in any way you see fit.
But spare us the holier than thou condescension and overly long monologues simply to pour scorn on so many who've simply enjoyed "joining in", and paid for the pleasure!
So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?
Get over yourself and get on with it. And stop whining about the millions others have helped raised.
And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours.
not very politepanda.....

You say "spare us the over long monologues" (plural? - and i'm sure a monologue is spoken, not written) and then deliver an overly long winded sermon of your own, mostly repeating what I had written, of which you had asked to be spared. If anyone should be spared of anything it is us of your overuse of the noun, condescension (have you not got a thesaurus?).

"So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?"

No it's not.

"And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours."

He started it.
Oh, that's ok then.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politepanda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: It is precisely the comments made here by Ray Vasey and politepanda that, in my opinion, highlight what is wrong with charity stunts such as this. It is as if one must be in total support and go along with the "fun" nature of it all or else one is selfish and ignorant and condescending for expressing an opinion that goes against the one that is accepted. It is nothing less than a form of bullying and peer pressure that dictates one must join in. When the ice bucket challenge first took off in the US a person was nominated to either donate money to one particular charity or chuck ice water over themselves - a kind of trick or treat. The fact that many people preferred to film themselves getting wet instead of donating money speaks volumes I think. It has since changed to having the ice water thrown over you and donating at the same time, which, to my mind, separates one from the other. Even though it is for a worthy cause and is most likely making a difference to one particular charity, what is wrong with quietly supporting your own chosen charities without making a song and dance about it. Charities I might add that are in more urgent need of peoples money, such as Water Aid, who are helping those who have no fresh water to drink let alone throw gallons of it over each other just to satisfy a need to keep up with a social trend. So I would say to those like Ray Vasey, unless you have knowledge of my, or anyone else's, charity donating record, then it would be a good idea to keep your fat mouth shut and refrain from calling people selfish or ignorant just because they are willing to express their opposition to narcissism dressed up as altruism.[/p][/quote]What tosh - Mrs D! It's ok to denigrate the efforts of others - but NOT ok to object to it?? I'd suggest people get off their high horses. There is NOTHING wrong in quietly supporting a charity, thankfully many do. There is also NOTHING wrong in being involved in an event such as this. Why ANYONE would feel the need to belittle the efforts of others - just to enjoy a spiteful little moment of condescension is beyond me. So carry on - give to any charity in any way you see fit. But spare us the holier than thou condescension and overly long monologues simply to pour scorn on so many who've simply enjoyed "joining in", and paid for the pleasure! So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it? Get over yourself and get on with it. And stop whining about the millions others have helped raised. And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours.[/p][/quote]not very politepanda..... You say "spare us the over long monologues" (plural? - and i'm sure a monologue is spoken, not written) and then deliver an overly long winded sermon of your own, mostly repeating what I had written, of which you had asked to be spared. If anyone should be spared of anything it is us of your overuse of the noun, condescension (have you not got a thesaurus?). "So - start your Water Aid event today! Find some way in which you can get people on board to join in and give.....but no - that's not actually what you want to do, is it?" No it's not. "And as for "keep your fat mouth shut" - you do yourself no favours." He started it.[/p][/quote]Oh, that's ok then. politepanda
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