Big Freeze raises $53,000 for cause
The Lake Grace Pingrup Football Club and the Boxwood Hill Football Club joined forces at the weekend to raise $53,000 for Motor Neurone Disease research.
In the second yearly Big Freeze, players and locals dressed in costumes and slid into a pool of freezing water.
Both communities have seen the harsh reality of the disease and Lake Grace’s Alan Marshall paid tribute to good friend and local Steve King, who recently died from the disease, before taking the final plunge.
The Big Freeze was followed by a raffle and an auction of donations.
Hundreds watched as rival teams bid against each other in the auction for the right to the name of the Bombers.
Together with last year’s total, the two communities have raised more than $90,000 for the cause.
Players and locals had fun dressing in costumes and sliding into a pool of freezing water.
Players and locals took the plunge.
Rita Marshall, Lee Duckworth, Lettie Leo, Judy Fleay and Hellen Hunt.
Luke Bairstow and Michael Swarbrick.
Melanie, Teresa and Emma Naisbitt.
Les and Joan Fisher.
Adam and Steve Hunt.
Mitchell Bell and Jordy Medlen.