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.
A Shepparton man was car jacked on Colliver Rd Shepparton yesterday afternoon.
The Mulwala Lions took a huge step forward in the race for the Murray League title with a hard fought, low scoring, 15 point win, against the fancied Barooga outfit, in near perfect conditions at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
Chelsea Campbell is excited with her new business venture, after purchasing Carol Taylor’s hairdressing salon in Hogan St.
THE Echuca-Moama Country Music Festival will kick off next week at Moama RSL with three days of entertainment under the one roof.
NATIONAL tree day came early for Rochester Secondary College with 16 students planting 350 trees in little more than an hour on Thursday.
Goulburn Valley Water, in consultation with the Department of Health & Human Services, has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the township of Tongala.
Australian Army Cadets unit keeps winning awards.
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Dozens of birds of all shapes and sizes flew the coop as Cobram hosted its inaugural poultry auction last Sunday.
Neil Buckley has been inducted as president of the Deniliquin Lions for the next 12 months.
Superior Seed Co ran a successful Winter Cropping Field Day at Deniliquin last week.
The Benalla Giants came out winners in both the under-14s and under-16s against the Benalla Bulldogs on the weekend.
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