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George Hamilton takes ice bucket challenge: PSNI Chief Constable gets soaked for charity

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton has taken the ice bucket challenge.

Posting a video to YouTube on Sunday, the top officer gets soaked with several buckets of icy cold water, all in the name of charity.

"Thanks for everyone who nominated me, especially my wee nephew Matthew," he said.

He nominated a number of police colleagues.

Earlier this week, George W Bush reluctantly took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge - having been nominated by Rory McIlroy.

The challenge is the latest charity craze to take the internet by storm, with people pouring iced water over their heads in a bid to raise money for charity.

Golfers McIlroy and Tiger Woods did it together, taking it in turns to drench one another before the Northern Irishman nominated the former US president, along with Wayne Rooney.

Bush first declines the offer and begins writing out a cheque for charity.

“I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I’m simply going to write you a cheque,” he says in the film, before his wife, Laura Bush, gleefully ‘surprises’ him by emptying a bucket of ice water over his head.

“That cheque is for me,” she says, in an unnervingly sinister tone. “I don’t want to ruin my hairstyle.”

The whole thing is almost definitely a pre-organised stunt, but Bush’s ‘willingness’ to be embarrassed for charity is indeed commendable. As is his nomination choice – Bill Clinton.

 

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