Iranian women doing Ice Bucket challenge
Media playback is unsupported on your device

#BBCtrending: When the Ice Bucket Challenge spread to Iran

The Ice Bucket Challenge - where people soak themselves in icy water to raise money for ALS - has spread worldwide.

But when Iranians tried to give money to the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Association - the main US charity people to donate to - sanctions on the country meant they couldn't.

That, plus other levels of confusion and a water shortage in Iran, mean those doing the challenge in Iran have had to adapt, as #BBCtrending reports.

You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending. All our stories are at

  • 05 Sep 2014
Go to next video: 'Self-drenching' craze in deaf community