A social media viral phenomenon lately has been the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someones head to promote awareness of the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) or Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease involving nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Individuals affected with MND/ALS lose muscle control due to the deterioration of muscle impulses and over time become progressively paralysed.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated participants have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
These are the challenges that we have found, let us know in the comments if we have missed or any new videos come out, and we will update the post.
Matt Smith (The Eleventh Doctor):
Karen Gillan (Amy Pond):
Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) took part along with some of the cast of Broadchurch (only in the first minute), David Tennant was not there:
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness):
Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith):
Burn Gorman (Owen Harper from Torchwood) (Click twice on the video is the ratio is weird):
Neil Gaiman (Writer of The Doctor's Wife and Nightmare in Silver)
Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), and Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) have all been challenged but have not yet responded.
There are also many well done Doctor Who themed challenges, created by fans, a YouTube search for "Doctor Who" "Ice Bucket Challenge" will display many good fan videos.
And just because - Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock):