Council leader drenched with water in Ice Bucket Challenge

WORTHING Borough Council leader Paul Yallop has been drenched on the Town Hall steps after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge today (Thursday,August 28).

The challenge, which sees ice-cold water doused on nominees, has been a growing craze social media in recent weeks.

Paul Yallop ice bucket challenge

Paul Yallop ice bucket challenge

It raises money for the ALS Association and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Mr Yallop was nominated by councillor Paul High and Herald reporter Oli Poole – the latter of which threw a bucket of Irn Bru over his head in a twist on the challenge.

He was raising money for new charity Get Home Safe, started in memory of a 23-year-old university friend, who was fatally struck by a car on his way home from a night out earlier in the year.

Mr Yallop will make donations to both charities.

He nominated businessmen Phil Duckett and Andy Sparsis, Herald editor in chief Gary Shipton and Adur Council leader Neil Parkin to do the challenge, too.

Later this afternoon, councillor Clive Roberts will take part in the challenge, using water from Brooklands lake.