Ice Bucket Challenge makes splash at Woodlake posted on 17/04/2015


When Jane Green, Clinical Nurse Manager of Aegis Woodlake Aged Care Residence in Kingsley, was approached to do the "Ice Bucket Challenge" she willingly accepted without hesitation.

Close to her heart and within her work place is Marion Manning who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease. Mrs Manning was watching and cheering on Jane who sat anxiously before she was doused with a bucket of icy water. "I accepted the challenge at work to involve all our residents and staff." said Jane. "Staff and residents seemed extremely excited about me getting icy cold and wet! But I was only going to be like that for a few minutes and wasn't going to suffer for the rest of my life like those who suffer from Motor Neurone Disease. This disease not only affects the sufferer but those around them and caring for them so anything that can raise money has to be a great cause."

Sandra Kinsman, Facility Manager of Aegis Woodlake, thanked all their wonderful residents, their families and staff who supported Jane's challenge, saying, "The more awareness of this debilitating, terminal disease that many people suffer from, the better. Our target was to raise $1,000.00, and we didn't think we would get close, however on the day we raised well over $500.00 and the money keeps coming in."