One time Kev’s happy to cop a drenching

MAKING A SPLASH: Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson (front) cops a ‘bucketing’ from 88.9FM afternoon announcer Terry Lane, morning announcer Leisa ‘LJ’ Norris, The Northern Daily Leader editor Daniel Johns and 88.9FM drive announcer Ray McCoy as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 230914GOC01IF YOU’VE ever wanted to tip the proverbial bucket on local MP Kevin Anderson, you’ve just missed a golden chance.

Mr Anderson was among a host of “victims” yesterday at a special Ice Bucket Challenge on the grounds of Tamworth’s 88.9FM.

The challenge, aimed at raising awareness and funds for motor neurone disease, has gone viral on social media in recent months, with participants asked to nominate others after completing the dare.

Mr Anderson – along with The Northern Daily Leadereditor Daniel Johns and 88.9FM announcers Leisa “LJ” Norris, Ray McCoy and Terry Lane – were the latest to line up for the challenge yesterday.

Appropriately, the Tamworth politician copped the worst drenching when the other participants hatched a plot to hit him with four ice-laden buckets at once.

Mr McCoy, a drive announcer at 88.9FM, said the fundraiser had taken on a life of its own since it was announced.

“I mentioned it on air and it just exploded from there,” he said. “Terry (Lane) loves any publicity and LJ loves an excuse for a wet T-shirt competition so it worked well.”

On hand for the event was Tamworth woman Lee Corbett, who lost her husband John to motor neurone disease last November.

She said despite the frivolity of the challenge, it carried with it a deadly message.

“It’s great to see this sort of thing happen because there just needs to be more awareness about this horrible disease,” Mrs Corbett said.

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