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.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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