SW footy club gets dunked for MND fundraiser
The South West football community embraced the chill to rally behind one of their own at a fundraiser for motor neurone disease on Saturday.
The spirit of country football was on display when players, umpires, friends and the like stripped down or dressed up to plummet into an icy dunk tank to help raise money for Bunbury Football Club 2001 premiership player Scott Hough, who was diagnosed with MND last year.
The evening saw the club host a successful footy memorabilia auction, raising more than $20,000 for Mr Hough and his family.
Club president Tom Busher said it was important for the community to get behind Mr Hough, who is a vital part of the club and an inspirational friend.
“The funds will help support Scott and his wife Adele and their two children as they face whatever MND throws at them in the next period,” he said.
“The response was terrific ... we had people left, right and centre.
“You had to raise at least $500 to go in the dunk tank and everyone managed to do that.”
Coles State manager Pat Zanetti joined the dunking and presented Mr Busher with a cheque for almost $17,000 raised by South West shoppers for FightMND, an organisation dedicated to finding effective treatments for MND.
“It has been incredible to see the South West community getting behind FightMND,” Mr Zanetti said.
“Through the great generosity of our local shoppers and team members, we’ve been able to raise an impressive $16,898 for this worthy cause,”
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