I don't really like internet trends and I was nominated for an Ice Bucket Challenge by Wayne the IrishBeerSnob and refused. I don't like a number of things about the challenge but it's in aid of a good cause.
I did say I would do something else and this is what I came up with.
I decided to do the Shave or Dye campaign and combine it with the Ice Bucket Challenge. On Sunday September 7th at the Irish Craft Beer And Cider Festival in Dublin, I will tally the donations. Those that donate online can include a note to say Shave or Dye. Those that personally give me money can specify and at the beer festival itself, there will be collection boxes. One for Shave and one for Dye.
Whichever gets the most money in the end will be publicly performed at the beer festival and I will also do the Ice Bucket Challenge while I'm at it. If I'm going to publicly make an arse of myself, I might as well do it properly.
Money will be split between Cancer and ALS going to:
1. Irish Cancer Society
2. Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
If you're heading to the beer festival, please pop some money in the collection box of your choice or else give whatever you like online and specify what you want done to me.
It will be put on youtube for your viewing pleasure.