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Vox pop: Would you take the ice bucket challenge, or similar, for charity?

editorial@buckinghamadvertiser.co.uk

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Celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Justin Bieber have been submitting themselves to the ice bucket challenge this week, to raise money for charity. We asked readers: Would you do the same?

Digital manager Rob Jarvis, 32, from Buckingham said: “If they nominated me, I’d do it. I like doing extreme, silly things, especially for a good cause. I once got naked in front of a large audience at the local football club for testicular cancer.”

Leanne O’Connor, 19, from Bletchley said: “If I got tagged on social media I’d do it. It went viral all over YouTube and social media and it is raising awareness of ALS. On Wednesday, $8.3 million had been donated in a single day.”

Suzanne Webb, aged 32, owner of Curious Minds Vintage: “I think I’d rather just give the money to charity rather than pour ice-cold water over myself. It is good because it’s raising awareness but I hope everyone’s doing it for the right reasons.”

Communication support worker, Julie Cresswell, aged 45, from North Marston said: “I would if it was something I felt really strongly about but I prefer to do a regular direct debit to charities I feel are really worthwhile.”

Bio-sciences student Romith Bhimathati, aged 18, from Buckingham: “I would definitely do it, if it helps people. Some of my friends have done it. I’ve never done anything extreme for charity but if it helps I’d definitely do it.”

 

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