Staff at Corner House Dental take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Staff from Corner House Dental in Norwich took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money for the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Association. Soibhan and Steph led the challenge before challenging principal dentists, Andre and Francois who accepted after receiving nominations.

You may have noticed people sharing videos of themselves and others pouring buckets of ice over themselves recently. Despite what it may look like at first glance,it isn’t just those people’s way of dealing with the summer heat; it’s a new craze and it’s called the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Ice Bucket Challenge requires participants to soak themselves in freezing cold water, usually by pouring a bucket of ice water over their heads, to raise money for charity. Some people take part in the challenge wearing fancy dress or in public locations; others prefer do it in their swim wear in the garden. But all are aiming to raise as much money as possible.ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Motor Neurone Disease, is a disease that attacks the spinal cord and can lead to speech difficulties, muscle spasms and even paralysis. It affects an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 5,000 in the UK and it can be fatal.

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