STUDENTS from Edithvale Primary School have organised their own “Big Freeze” event to raise money for motor neurone disease research.
The fundraiser was held last Friday, 9 June. Among those who slid into the ice water was school principal James Whitla, Kingston mayor Hadi Saab, and Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson.
Whitla, who made the slide dressed as Angus Young from AC/DC, said the fundraiser was “just another amazing Edithvale Primary School community event. It’s amazing what happens when the kids have a vision, staff support it, the community supports it, families support it – the result of that is just an incredible event.”
“It shines a light on MND and raises awareness – it’s close to our heart. We also know that there are families going through it within our school community as well so it’s the least we could do to hopefully raise a little bit of money and put it to a good cause, because there’s not too many better than that,” he said.
Representatives from Edithvale CFA, Edithvale Life Saving Club, the SES and Victoria Police also took part.