Nick Lowe from Rockhampton has done the ice challenge making the rounds of social media. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Nick Lowe from Rockhampton has done the ice challenge making the rounds of social media. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill

Nick braves ice in 11 degree temperatures – for a good cause

LIKE thousands of other fearless daredevils around the world, Rockhampton's Nick Lowe was willing to walk in someone else's shoes.

He was part of the Facebook frenzy that took the online world by storm - the ice challenge.

It was a Monday morning and a body-shaking 11 degrees at a friend's house.

Nick stepped into an ice-cold bucket of water before a mate slowly poured another bucket of freezing-cold water over his head.

"My neck was freezing and I had a headache for about 10 seconds," he said.

Following his challenge, Nick bolted for the pool.

Nick works at Sportscene Super Warehouse.

The purpose of the ice challenge is to simulate the "numbing pain" a cancer sufferer endures when they have chemotherapy.

Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift said that while the organisation appreciated any community donations from creative fundraising events, the ice challenge was linked to risky alcohol consumption.



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