Warm to Big Freeze cause

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The Boxwood Hill Football Club testing the slide.
Camera IconThe Boxwood Hill Football Club testing the slide. Credit: Supplied

West Coast Eagles premiership player Quinten Lynch has been added to the line-up of those braving a mega slide into icy water for the Boxwood Big Freeze this weekend.

Lynch is heading home to aid his old club, Boxwood Hill Football Club, as they join forces with Lake Grace Pingrup Football Club for a third time for the annual Big Freeze day to raise money for motor neurone disease research.

The bar is set high for donors, with a $2000 donation needed for Lynch to take the dip.

This year, teams of three will take the plunge down the new 12m three-lane slide.

The rival football teams have raised more than $100,000 for MND research through their first two events and they are hoping to raise another $50,000 this year.

Those who took the dip at the 2018 Big Freeze.
Camera IconThose who took the dip at the 2018 Big Freeze. Credit: Shannon Smith

The biggest donations come from the auction held after the slide, with more than 50 impressive items to go under the hammer.

A flight to Rottnest, a signed Luke Shuey frame and a delivered load of 30 hay bails are some of the star items donated so far.

Albany’s 1990s cover band Rusty Cage will play at the event.

The Big Freeze will take place on Saturday after the league football fixture. Financial donations can be made on the Everyday Hero page by searching for Boxwood Big Freeze.

Item donations can be made by calling Scott on 0427 472 040 or Beau on 0427 284 390.

Quinten Lynch takes a screamer over Callan Ward during the Western Bulldogs v West Coast AFL game at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Saturday, Aug 8, 2009.
Camera IconQuinten Lynch takes a screamer over Callan Ward during the Western Bulldogs v West Coast AFL game at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Saturday, Aug 8, 2009. Credit: Andrew Brownbill

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