VIDEO: County Times reporters do the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominate all readers

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Reporters at the West Sussex County Times have been doused with buckets of icy water for charity.

This followed a nomination from Head of News and Sport Mark Dunford who also took on the latest social media craze.

Chief Reporter Joshua Powling and reporter Harley Tamplin sat outside the front of the County Times offices in Springfield Road, Horsham yesterday (August 27) to brave the cold.

Joshua, 26, said: “Although having a freezing cold bucket of water thrown over your head is never going to be a pleasurable experience, I was very happy to help shine a spotlight on two very worthy causes.”

The worthy causes he speaks of are MND Association, which provides support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease; and Macmillan Cancer Support, which funds cancer care services across the UK.

Joshua has decided to make a £6 donation to Macmillan.

“Macmillan Cancer Support provide valuable support to those most in need of it and any funds are crucial for the cancer sufferers it supports.”

Harley, 22, has donated £5 to MND Association as his contribution.

He said: “Everybody seems to be doing the Ice Bucket Challenge - it’s great that the charities involved are getting so much exposure.”

In their attempt to get more people involved in the challenge that has sent an icy wave across the globe, they have nominated all the County Times readers.

“I hope our readers take up their nomination and get soaked for charity too,” Harley added.

If you want to make a contribution to charity and get soaked in the process, fill up your bucket and send the result to us at

To make a donation to MND Association, text ICED55 and your amount to 70070 or visit

For MacMillan, text ICE to 70550 and £3 will be automatically donated or visit

Do not stay dry - get involved!




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