We're happy to grin and bear it for a worthy cause
Northern Ireland people are renowned for their generosity and also their sense of fun, so it is little wonder that so many have adopted the latest fundraising craze – being drenched by a bucket of ice-cold water before donating to a cancer charity.
Maybe some who have taken part in this global challenge are in it for self-promotion, but as long as good causes are prospering, who cares?
What is more worrying is the thought that you could be nominated to take part by a so-called friend.
It might be bearable at this time of the year, but imagine how it would feel to be soaked when the winter chills set in.
Get those donations in now and avoid any unwanted shivers later on.