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Icy plunge into Edward River

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June 05, 2018

Kylee Healy, Laura Manning, Kellie Collisson, Alice Tottle, Rachel Collisson and Alicia Collisson after their swim in 2017.

Visitors from Werribee will return to Deniliquin for the second annual ‘Deni Big Freeze’ at McLean Beach on Sunday.

The group, who are regular visitors to Deni, will again plunge into the Edward River to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease.

The idea came about on the group’s annual Queen’s Birthday long weekend trip to Deni last year, after ‘Big Freeze’ organiser Kylee Healy’s friend Bob Tottle was diagnosed with MND in March.

‘‘Last year we did it spur of the moment and only had about 12 hours to raise money,’’ she said.

‘‘We managed to raise $941, so hopefully we can raise a bit more. We’ve come with a marketing strategy this time.

‘‘The money is going towards Bob’s daughter Chera Tottle’s fundraiser for ‘Daniher’s Drive’.

‘‘Chera has a goal to raise $5000 so we want to help where we can. We’ll also have bathers and MND beanies packed for the swim this year.’’

The group will have donation tins with them as they embark on their annual ‘Krunk Tour’, visiting every pub in Deni on Saturday. Donation tins will also be left at the McLean Beach Holiday Park.

‘‘We welcome anyone else who wants to jump in the water with us,’’ Kylee said.

‘‘We’d also love to see plenty of people come down, watch us and support the cause.’’

The fundraising group will take the plunge into the icy water at 11am on Sunday. If you can’t make it and still want to donate visit my.fightmnd.org.au/team—uncle—bob.

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