ICE BUCKET: Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt takes the ice bucket challenge and 4BU's Trish Mears and the NewsMail's Liz Carson gladly step in to help. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
ICE BUCKET: Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt takes the ice bucket challenge and 4BU's Trish Mears and the NewsMail's Liz Carson gladly step in to help. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

MP cops drenching in name of charity

THE ice bucket challenge shows no sign of slowing down, with Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt the latest to get a drenching.

Mr Pitt was nominated by Gayle Job from Wide Bay Australia Ltd and completed the challenge after returning from Canberra.

NewsMail editor Liz Carson and Bundaberg Broadcasters general manager Trish Mears had the pleasure of tipping the buckets over Mr Pitt's head.

The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $2million for Australians living with Motor Neurone Disease.

MND is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die.

Mr Pitt joins a long line of celebrities, politicians, actors, singers and everyday people who have done the challenge to raise money to help research MND and help support people living with the disease.

Mr Pitt will donate $250 to MND Australia and nominated former Isis Shire mayor Bill Trevor, WIN TV journalist Eve Sharpe and ABC Wide Bay general manager Ross Peddlesden.

Mr Peddlesden decided to get the challenge over and done with straight away and did his straight after Mr Pitt.

Mr Trevor will complete his challenge at 5.30pm today at Salter Oval at half-time in the Reserve Grade game.