Many of you will have heard or seen of the ice bucket challenge sweeping the world. Everyone has jumped on the band wagon and it has definitely been splashing about my corner of the world in Leopold Victoria, Australia. Why? Because recently a local mum was diagnosed with the Motor Nurone Disease.
She has two young kids and is well known around the place. I'm lucky enough to live in close knit community that bands together when it needs to. We all know each other from school, local sport, swimming lessons and kindergarten duty.
So when this mum, Cassie, was diagnosed earlier this year, a terrific team of girls got together to put on a charity lunch. Hoping to raise money for this family to perhaps go on a holiday and make some wonderful memories.
Chicks with Charity are a not for profit group http://www.chicksforcharity.com.au/ With their guiding hand a staggering $38,000 was raised for the family.
As a result the ice bucket challenge has spread from one household in Leopold to another. Mums, Dad, kids, sibling - everyone has got involved.