Local legends take the plunge

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Local legends take the plunge

Former Glencoe Football Club president “Ted” Peacock grabbed a plastic crocodile and a blonde wig to impersonate the late television star Steve Irvine on Saturday.

He took part in the annual Fight MND Big Freeze charity stunt during a break in the football and netball games at Hatherleigh

There were seven other sporting identities who, like “Ted”, were plunged into the icy tank of water via a dunking machine.

The others were Mid South East Football League president Peter Mitchell, another former Glencoe president in Adrian Young and Hatherleigh netballers and footballers Matt Faulkner, Staci Faulkner, Scott Redman, Cameron Atkinson and Deon Howell.

They dressed up in fancy dress as the likes of John Newcombe, Kath and Kel, Ned Kelly, St Mary MacKillop, a XXXX beer can and a Vegemite jar.

Each had to raise a minimum of $500 to take part and this target was far exceeded

Around $26,000 was raised by the eight soggy participants and the funds will be used for research into Motor Neurone Disease.

As in recent years, the main organiser was Kate Nowak.

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