The deputy manager of Yates's pub in Hounslow has become the latest person to take part in the charity Ice Bucket Challenge, with a little help from the police.

Craig Pritchard had two bottle bins full of icy water poured over his head by local police officers in the early hours of Sunday (August 24), shortly after the pub in Bath Road, just off Hounslow High Street, had closed.

The 29-year-old, who was nominated for the charity challenge by the deputy manager at Yates's in Watford, where he used to work, then had a further two buckets dumped on him by the pub's security guards on the balcony.

"I've seen plenty of my friends do it so I was prepared for it to come round to me at some point, and I thought 'why not?'" said Mr Pritchard, who lives above the pub.

"It was already pretty cold at that time and the buckets from above came as a bit of a surprise. Apparently they put the buckets on the balcony and the water froze so they had to break up the ice before throwing it. I'm still a bit sore."

Mr Pritchard, who took over at the Hounslow branch in February, has nominated Clint Walker, a manager at Yates's in Woking, Geraint Howells, a friend from the Cardiff branch, and James Beaumont, area manager for the pub chain.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people are nominated to have a bucket of ice-cold water poured over them in exchange for a charitable donation, has gone viral since being launched earlier this summer.

Charlie Sheen, Usain Bolt and Justin Bieber are just some of the celebrities to have taken part so far in the challenge, which supports cancer support charity Macmillan and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association in the US).

Mr Pritchard was nominated as part of the ALS/MND Association challenge but has donated to both the MND Association and Macmillan.

You can watch Craig take on the challenge at