Locals raise more than $500 for Motor Neurone Disease by taking part in the ‘ice bucket challenge’ on Friday.CASS SAVELLIS September 2, 2014 8:30am
Staff and customers gathered in the Central IGA carpark to see local supermarket owners Robert Hallum and Corina Beames take part in the ‘ice bucket challenge’ on Friday.
The viral phenomenon, which sees participants pour a bucket of ice water over their head in order to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, has taken the internet by storm around the world.
Those who take part film their challenge and post the video online to raise awareness.
Central Cellarbrations manager Troy Bright nominated the local pair, who raised $520 for the charity.
‘‘It was funny, it was embarrassing, it took my breath away .
‘‘I didn’t know I was nominated until mid-afternoon when the staff asked if I was still going to be here at 3pm.’’
Those who missed out on watching the challenge can view the video via the Pastoral Times Facebook page – www.facebook.com/DeniliquinPT.
‘‘Quite a few people said they saw the video and have just said good on you for doing it.
‘‘We even have people who are still coming to IGA to donate. It’s for a great cause, you can’t say no.’’
In Australia, 30,000 supporters have raised $1.5 million for MND since the ice bucket challenge hit our shores.
Those wishing to donate to Motor Neurone Disease Australia can do so at www.mndaust.asn.au.
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