Friday 21 July 2017

Ice-bucket challenge is no substitute for government cash

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.

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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