David Beckham has done it, Bill Gates took on the challenge and even former president George W Bush has had a go.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm, with celebrities queuing up to tip a bucket of ice cold water over their heads in support of American charity the ALS Association.

The association supports sufferers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease, and funds research into finding a cure.

This week Mirfield-born star Sir Patrick Stewart posed his own Ice Bucket Challenge video - with a twist.

Click below to watch Patrick Stewart take the challenge

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Instead of tipping the usual mix of icy cold water and ice cubes over his head, Sir Patrick calmly writes a cheque for the ALS Association, before pulling a full ice bucket towards him.

He then uses tongs to carefully place the ice cubes in a glass, pours himself a glass of whisky, and raises a glass to his audience before taking a satisfying sip.

The suave Star Trek star posted the video on his Twitter account.

In case you're wondering what an Ice Bucket Challenge usually looks like, here's a video of David Beckham taking the plunge (and nominating three big celebrity names to join him!):

Click below to watch David Beckham's Ice Bucket Challenge

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As well as supporting the ALS Association, some have been using the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Tragically, the co-founder of the chilly stunt, 27-year-old Corey Griffin, drowned in a diving accident earlier this month. He began raising money for the ALS Association after his friend Pete Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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