Luke & Sam helping the fight against MND

We were so proud to have Luke Maher and Sammy Moorfort represent Leisure Networks in the DIY Big Freeze event hosted by the Drysdale Football Club on Saturday 4th June.

This popular and hugely successful event saw hundreds of people turn up to watch local Geelong personalities, take the plunge and slide into a pool of freezing cold water, with the event raising nearly $50,000 for the fight against MND.

Both Luke and Sam have lost a grandparent to MND, so this event was a cause that was very close to their hearts.

Sam lost his Nana in 2019 and both Sam and his family are forever grateful for the support their received from the MND Foundation. When Sam started paid employment at Deakin University, he decided to donate his first pay to the Foundation and has been making yearly donations ever since.

Luke lost his grandmother in 2005. Luke says ‘Seeing the progress in the work Neale Daniher has done is great to see. When Morn died, not a lot was known about MND, our family was left wondering if we could have done anything more to allow her to have a longer life’

Congratulations to all the organisers, volunteers, sliders and the Drysdale Football Club for putting together such a wonderful community event and to those who donated money – Thank You!

We can’t wait for next year!!


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