Deputy Prime Minister and New England MP Barnaby Joyce will take the Ice Bucket Challenge after an Armidale motor neurone disease sufferer nominated him last week.
Mr Joyce said his aunt died of motor neurone disease and that he would find the time to take the challenge.
“Yeah, I'll do that,” he said,
“We’ll find a space and we’ll do it.”
Armidale’s Clare Vickery nominated Mr Joyce after taking the challenging last Friday with her husband Chris.
The Vickery’s are dealing with the effects of the terminal disease after Clare was diagnosed earlier this year.
It is two years since the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media.
But with more Australians are dying of motor neurone disease than ever before, MND Australia is encouraging people to take the challenge ever August until a cure is found.
Two Australians die from MND every day and there is no effective treatment or cure.
Ms Vickery also nominated Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, who previously completed the challenge last year, and Armidale Regional Council administrator Ian Tiley.
Both have also accepted the challenge and will take the plunge in the coming weeks.
“I think it’s great idea,” Dr Tiley said.
“Let’s make a big deal of it and raise some money.”
If you would like to make a donation to MND NSW, who work directly to support families suffering the disease and fund research to find a cure, visit www.mndnsw.asn.au
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