Trio to make huge splash in fundraiser

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Boyd Reilly, Jason Cooper and Mark Mitchell are getting ready to take the plunge off the end of the Busselton Jetty to raise money for motor neurone disease research. Darren’s Ride founder Kirsten Whitby, second from left, said she was grateful the local fundraising drive.
Camera IconBoyd Reilly, Jason Cooper and Mark Mitchell are getting ready to take the plunge off the end of the Busselton Jetty to raise money for motor neurone disease research. Darren’s Ride founder Kirsten Whitby, second from left, said she was grateful the local fundraising drive. Credit: Cameron Myles

June might not be the ideal time to take a swim in Geographe Bay, but a trio of locals are getting ready to dive in off the Busselton Jetty, all in the name of fundraising.

Ahead of Monday’s “big freeze” fundraiser for motor neurone disease research and awareness, Jason Cooper, Boyd Reilly and Mark Mitchell will jump off the end of the jetty in a bid to raise money and awareness to fight the disease.

The three mates will take the dip on Friday at 11am, and are encouraging the community to come down and get behind the drive.

Money raised from the trio’s “huge splash” will go towards Darren’s Ride, established by Busselton’s Kirsten Whitby, and also to FightMND.

Mrs Whitby said she was grateful for the local support.

“MND can hit anyone, it doesn’t matter the age,” she said.

Mr Cooper said there was not enough awareness in the community about the disease, and there needed to be a push to raise money for research.

“If it’s $5, $50 or more, every little bit helps,” he said.

The group have a fundraising page at www.gofundme.com/huge-splash-for-mnd-awareness.

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