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Obama refuses ice bucket challenge, but donates instead

22 August 2014 Last updated at 06:48 BST

Some of the most famous people in the world have been drenching themselves in freezing cold water and posting the video online in a fundraising stunt called the ice bucket challenge.

It has helped raise money for and awareness of ALS, a neurodegenerative disease.

However, despite being nominated by a number of celebrities, the White House has confirmed President Obama will not take part, but will be donating.

Ben Moore reports.