Helen Flanagan's done a no makeup selfie - and so can you

The Bolton News: Helen Flanagan's no makeup selfie Helen Flanagan's no makeup selfie

THE latest craze to sweep social media is the no makeup selfie, and The Bolton News wants to see women – and men – across the borough bare all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

A number of slap-free faces have been clogging up the news feeds of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since Wednesday, including Sharples actress Helen Flanagan.

The women taking part have also been donating a few pounds to Cancer Research UK.

The charity, which did not even start the campaign, said that it had seen a "large increase in the volume of donations since yesterday".

Users nominate their friends to take a “selfie” by tagging them in their makeup-free post or tweet, and then they do the same.

Those who upload a photo of themselves are then encouraged to donate £3 to Cancer Research UK by texting BEAT to 70099.

The trend has come under criticism from a number of people who do not agree that the practice raises awareness for the charity as many are not donating the recommended £3 to the cause.

However reports suggest that the craze could have already raised more than £1 million for Cancer Research UK in just 24 hours.

The charity's director of communications, Carolan Davidge, said, "The #nomakeupselfie Twitter trend isn't something Cancer Research UK started - but it's great to see so many people getting involved to help raise awareness of cancer amongst their friends and family.”

  • Have you taken a no makeup selfie? Send it to pictures@theboltonnews.co.uk with your full name and where you live and we may feature it in a gallery.

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4:48pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Jim271 says...

Whilst paying 10% tax!!!!!!
Whilst paying 10% tax!!!!!! Jim271
  • Score: -2

4:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

boltonnut says...

How things change,pulling "selfies" years ago lead to poor eye sight and hairy palms.
How things change,pulling "selfies" years ago lead to poor eye sight and hairy palms. boltonnut
  • Score: 9

5:07pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Wolfie190 says...

Looks like she got make up on on that pic ?
Looks like she got make up on on that pic ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 14

5:08pm Thu 20 Mar 14

allan111111 says...

Deffo wearing make up
Deffo wearing make up allan111111
  • Score: 8

5:25pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Actress?
Actress? Don Kiddick
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Thu 20 Mar 14

akaroa44 says...

Who is she ?
Who is she ? akaroa44
  • Score: 8

6:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

George X says...

akaroa44 wrote:
Who is she ?
I think she's on granada reports.
[quote][p][bold]akaroa44[/bold] wrote: Who is she ?[/p][/quote]I think she's on granada reports. George X
  • Score: 6

6:06pm Thu 20 Mar 14

billyexpat says...

Mad Eyes
Mad Eyes billyexpat
  • Score: 4

7:51pm Thu 20 Mar 14

sueie1 says...

She might not be that liked but the good thing is that she is doing something for charity, if it helps to raise money for that then I say 'good on her'.
She might not be that liked but the good thing is that she is doing something for charity, if it helps to raise money for that then I say 'good on her'. sueie1
  • Score: 3

8:35pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Donkey Stone says...

I saw her at the airport last year. Even with make up she is rough.
I saw her at the airport last year. Even with make up she is rough. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 4

8:56pm Thu 20 Mar 14

AndyMorton says...

And tonight Mathew im going to be........ A fish
And tonight Mathew im going to be........ A fish AndyMorton
  • Score: 4

2:19am Fri 21 Mar 14

mr.mark.c says...

sueie1 wrote:
She might not be that liked but the good thing is that she is doing something for charity, if it helps to raise money for that then I say 'good on her'.
It is nothing to do with Cancer, it is just her jumping on yet another bandwagon for self promotion.
I wonder how much she donated ?
[quote][p][bold]sueie1[/bold] wrote: She might not be that liked but the good thing is that she is doing something for charity, if it helps to raise money for that then I say 'good on her'.[/p][/quote]It is nothing to do with Cancer, it is just her jumping on yet another bandwagon for self promotion. I wonder how much she donated ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 3

9:57am Fri 21 Mar 14

debbie livesey says...

i have had cancer 2 times when i was 21 and 24 i got it removed i love to help so i did my bit i was the one that got all the men putting ther face on and now all the men as made us a lot as well well done to all of facebook
i have had cancer 2 times when i was 21 and 24 i got it removed i love to help so i did my bit i was the one that got all the men putting ther face on and now all the men as made us a lot as well well done to all of facebook debbie livesey
  • Score: 2

8:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

I, Ludicrous says...

akaroa44 wrote:
Who is she ?
Dunno, but the BN feels the need to bring us weekly updates as to whatever it is that she's up to.
[quote][p][bold]akaroa44[/bold] wrote: Who is she ?[/p][/quote]Dunno, but the BN feels the need to bring us weekly updates as to whatever it is that she's up to. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 1

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