Andy Palmer: Forget the ice bucket challenge. Do the Tea Bag Challenge for the NDCS!

Posted on September 11, 2014

Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s SO yesterday.

Things have moved on with a brand new challenge that anyone can try, while keeping dry and avoiding neck injuries.

Yes, instead of pouring ice cold water over yourself, why not simply throw a tea bag into some hot water?

dixon tea bag

Joy unrestrained when the bag is in the mug .. or the mug gets the bag in the cup

I am, of course, talking about the Tea Bag Challenge. 

All you have to do it get a tea bag and throw it into your cup. The longer the distance, the more respect you deserve.

I have been doing it for years, regularly throwing a tea bag into my mug as I wait for the kettle to boil.

Last week, for the first time, I filmed myself.

I threw the tea bag toward my mug and BOSH! It went in first time and on film. I was in raptures.

jason tea bag

There is no feeling like it!

I put it on Facebook and nominated my friend, Matt, to do the same (see photo, right). Then some staff members from Sign Health joined in too!

Why don’t you give it a go and nominate some friends?

And why not suggest they support Deaf children’s futures by donating money to NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society) with a £3 gift?

It’s easy. Simply text Donate to 70755 right after that tea bag eventually lands in the cup.

Here’s some video clips to show you what its all about (and click here to see our Editor Charlie Swinbourne’s attempt!).

The first Bosh

SignHealth get amongst it

See how how much it means

And there were many more. At least two. Go on .. you know you want to.

Andy is Chairman of the Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society and teaches sign language in primary schools. Contact him on twitter @LC_AndyP

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