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Latrobe City preschool children support people living with Motor Neurone disease

Fund raising activity to support and raise awareness for the debilitating diseases, Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

By news@gippsland - 14th July 2021 - Back to News

Its not every day that children across Latrobe City Preschools get to throw buckets of icy water over the heads of their teacher and educators. But thats exactly what the children at preschools across the City did recently all in the name of raising awareness of the debilitating diseases, Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Supporting the Ice Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease at Parklands Preschool at Morwell were staff members, standing from left, Jodie Ralls, Lauren Beckett, Abby Peatey, teacher Donna-Marie Morrey, Tanya nCrawford and sitting, guest Sue Bruerton. Sue is a former staff member of Latrobe City Preschools and has Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease

Supporting the Ice Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease at Parklands Preschool at Morwell were staff members, standing from left, Jodie Ralls, Lauren Beckett, Abby Peatey, teacher Donna-Marie Morrey, Tanya nCrawford and sitting, guest Sue Bruerton. Sue is a former staff member of Latrobe City Preschools and has Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease

Giveaways the kids will love

As part of the activities, some children received a Fight MND beanie with their names individually embroidered, ate MND biscuits made by Tracey Bs Biscuits, dressed in blue and enjoyed blue-themed activities throughout the day.

Children at Parklands Preschool in Morwell join with staff to show their support for former Latrobe City Preschools staff member Sue Bruerton and others with Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease

Children at Parklands Preschool in Morwell join with staff to show their support for former Latrobe City Preschools staff member Sue Bruerton and others with Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease

Appreciating kids and adult supporters

Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said. "I have nothing but praise for our preschool children who have supported such a worthy cause. Having been on the receiving end of a bucket of icy water in the past for charity, I also praise the teachers and educators for braving buckets of icy water for this worthy cause."

Staff at Moe Early Learning Centre brave the chill - and the thrill - of an Ice Challenge. They are Ely Jones, Kim Elliott, Brooke Massese, Mary Archipow, Narelle Murdoch, Cheryl Van Bruegel, Eva Mitsios, Cassie Hough, Laura Buckton and Tayla Catlin

Staff at Moe Early Learning Centre brave the chill - and the thrill - of an Ice Challenge. They are Ely Jones, Kim Elliott, Brooke Massese, Mary Archipow, Narelle Murdoch, Cheryl Van Bruegel, Eva Mitsios, Cassie Hough, Laura Buckton and Tayla Catlin

Donations are very much appreciated

Other preschools that participated in the day with Ice Challenges and dress-up themes were Pax Hill at Traralgon, East Newborough, Glendonald at Churchill and Moe Early Learning Centre. People wishing to donate to MND Victoria on behalf of former Latrobe City Preschools staff member Sue Bruerton can do so at support MND.

Early Childhood Teacher Susie Lissa was a good sport as she allowed children to tip icy water on her at Glendonald Preschool at Churchill

Early Childhood Teacher Susie Lissa was a good sport as she allowed children to tip icy water on her at Glendonald Preschool at Churchill

East Newborough Preschool Educator Jodi Johnson zooms down the slide before children covered her with icy water

East Newborough Preschool Educator Jodi Johnson zooms down the slide before children covered her with icy water

Pictures from Latrobe City Council website.


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