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Video: Lincoln does the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity

A number of Lincoln businesses and key figures have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.

The challenge spreading through social media aims to raise money mainly for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND), with some people also donating to Macmillan.

The idea, which involves a person being nominated to pour a bucket of icy water over their head within 24 hours or donate to charity (then nominating three more people), stems from MND sufferer Anthony Senerchia from Pelham, New York.

Anthony was nominated to pour a bucket of water over his head by golfer Chris Kennedy, but realised this could quickly become something done for charity – in the US, this is ALS Association, MND’s sister branch.

The challenge has spread the UK rapidly, with a host of celebrities also taking part in the event.

Many people have come up with quirky ways to take part in the challenge, but now even Lincoln business owners are showing their generosity by taking part and challenging other to follow suit.

Lincoln City FC has also been taking part the challenge and one Lincolnite reader did his challenge with gravy (see video above)

Meanwhile, Lincoln illustrator Mark Chambers set up Twitter hashtag #icebucketdoodle, where instead of tipping water over your head, you create a piece of art.

He describes the doodle challenge as “much drier, warmer and doesn’t waste any water which some people go without in the world.”

Take the Ice Bucket Challenge and make a donation by texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070, visiting the Just Giving page, or by calling 01604 611860 referencing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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