Friday, July 26, 2024

Launceston council staff take icy plunge for MND

Staff from the City of Launceston Council used their lunch break today to raise money for the Fight MND Big Freeze.

Mayor, Matthew Garwood and Acting CEO, Shane Eberhardt, were among 20 staff members taking a slide into an icy pool to help raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease at Churchill Park today.

Prior to the icy plunge, Mayor Garwood (pictured) said he was looking forward to participating in the event.

“This fundraising effort has been coordinated by our staff who are looking to use their lunch break today to support a great cause,” Mayor Garwood said.

“FightMND has a special resonance at the City of Launceston because we’ve had employees in recent years who have been directly impacted by MND.

Mayor Garwood prepares for the slide into icy water as part of the Council’s MND fundraiser.

“Of course it’s going to be cold, but going down the slide today is just a small gesture to support the incredible fighters who are battling this beast of a disease every day.”

Mr Eberhardt said he was proud to see Council staff taking part.

“While City of Launceston staff support a number of charitable causes and events each year – including this week’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout – FightMND is particularly meaningful for a number of our teams,” the Council CEO said.

“I’m proud our organisation is so active in these areas.”

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