Bendigo mayor chills out for a cause; pictures, video

CITY of Greater Bendigo Mayor Barry Lyons has been drenched to raise awareness for motor neurone disease.

Cr Lyons was nominated to take the ice bucket challenge and nominated the city's chief executive Craig Niemann to do so with him.

They were joined by councillor Mark Weragoda.

After completing the challenge, Mr Niemann nominated Bendigo Advertiser editor Rod Case and Bendigo Weekly editor Anthony Radford. Cr Weragoda nominated Doug Lougoon and Alan Spalding.

The ice bucket challenge raises awareness for motor neurone disease.

Cr Lyons was nominated to take part in the challenge by Bendigo Bank Victoria state manager Vicki Pearce.

Several prominent Bendigo leaders have taken part in the challenge, including Catholic College Bendigo principal Michael Chalkley and Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters.

The challenge originated in the US but has been embraced across the world.

For information on motor neurone disease, the challenge and how to donate, visit: https://www.mycause.com.au/events/icebucketchallenge

BUCKET FUNDING TIP OF THE ICEBERG:  THE Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria hopes the amount of donations to come out of the ice bucket challenge will ramp up in the coming weeks.

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