Tuesday 17 January 2017

Ice-bucket challenge is no substitute for government cash

Published 27/08/2014 | 02:30

People douse themselves in water for the ice-bucket challenge
People douse themselves in water for the ice-bucket challenge

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is on course to raise over €1m from the ice bucket challenge but charities providing vital services shouldn't have to depend on social media trends to survive.

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Last month, the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) was left reeling when the Government slashed its funding by €90,000 overnight.

It, along with 25 other disability organisations, had their funding from one scheme wiped out, without notice, by the stroke of a pen.

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