THE Ice Bucket Challenge craze has swept the nation over the last couple of weeks, with hundreds of people in the Salisbury area taking part.

There have been more than 2.4million ice bucket challenge videos posted on Facebook.

The charity fundraiser sees people fill a bucket with icy water and tip it over themselves before nominating their friends to do the same.

The stunt began in America, raising money for the Amyotrophic Lateral Scleriosis (ALS) Association and its British equivalent the Motor Neurone Disease Association is among other charities to have benefitted, as well as Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Journal's editor/publisher Bill Browne took on the challenge after being nominated by Atiqul Hoque from Hox Brasserie.He nominated Eddie Deighton from the An.X Agency as well as Prince Charles, who is yet to take up the challenge.And on Tuesday afternoon, about 20 members of staff from Amesbury Abbey nursing home took part.

The team got soaked at the same time outside the front of the home in Church Street.

They are donating to the Pembroke Unit at Salisbury District Hospital in memory of Mary Cornelius-Reid, who founded the Amesbury Abbey Group, and died in January after a short illness.