Somerset racing driver, Jenson Button, is one of the latest to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Formula 1 star, who grew up in Frome, did his bit to raise awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and to encourage donations to research.
Somerset Formula 1 driver Jenson Button's father has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 70.
John Button, who has been a strong guiding force behind his son's career which includes winning the 2009 world championship, was found dead in his home on the French Riviera by a friend yesterday.
A statement released by the driver's agent read: "It is with great sadness and regret that I can confirm John Button passed away at his home in the South of France on Sunday. Whilst we await confirmation, initial signs would indicate a suspected heart attack.
A close friend who was visiting John on Sunday was the first to discover the tragic news.
"John's children Jenson, Natasha, Samantha and Tanya and the rest of the family are clearly devastated and ask for their privacy to be respected during this extremely difficult time."
The Somerset town of Frome was given a real treat last night when Formula One superstar Jenson Button turned on the Christmas lights - and drove his McLaren car through the streets.
Button, who grew up in the town, drew a crowd of thousands to watch him in action. Our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth joined them.
Formula one driver Jenson Button will be switching on the Christmas lights in Frome tonight.
The sports star grew up in the town and was awarded the Freedom of Frome in 2010 drawing huge crowds.
Organisers of tonight's event are expecting a similar turnout of fans.
Somerset racing driver Jenson Button was among the stars at the premiere of a new film in London.
The Formula One driver from Frome was invited onto the red carpet last night for the opening of "Rush".
The movie focuses on the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt who were competing in the 70s.
Jenson says a lot has changed since those times:
Somerset racing driver Jenson Button says he has a good chance to fight for the Formula One World Championship this year and he can't wait to get back behind the wheel.
The car he'll be driving this season was officially unveiled at his McLaren team's headquarters at Woking in Surrey today. Bob Cruwys went to speak to him.
The former world champion has high hopes for his new wheels. He says, "We will have a chance to win in this car".
Jenson's really excited about getting to try it out. "We're really excited. Tuesday is a big day when we get the first chance to drive the car".