Thank You from Big Freeze Newcastle


Words cannot express the gratitude felt by myself and the rest of the 2018 Big Freeze Newcastle team.

To have surpassed our target, raising over $215,000 for the vital fight against Motor Neurone Disease, is more than any of us could have expected when we set out to plan this year's event.

On behalf of the 2018 organising committee, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our brave and dedicated sliders, our generous corporate sponsors, and all those who helped out with in-kind donations and services.

I would personally like to thank the organising committee itself, in particular our Vice Chairperson Pippa Rowntree, whose tireless efforts played a key role in determining the success of this year's event. 

Thanks also goes to Hunter Water, Newcastle City Council and the Newcastle City Blues AFL club; the volunteers who helped out in the lead-up and on event day; the local running community; and everyone who attended, donated or otherwise supported the 2018 Big Freeze. 

A special thank you to our Patron, Phil Camden, who brought the inaugural Big Freeze to Newcastle last year, and who continues to inspire us with his spirit and determination in the face of this terrible disease.

We look forward to seeing the Big Freeze Newcastle return next year, bigger and bolder than ever.

Leah Jay

Chairperson, Big Freeze Newcastle 2018


Get Involved in 2019

We're currently accepting expressions of interest for the following roles in the 2019 event...


• Organising committee members

• Volunteers

• Sliders

• Corporate sponsors


If you're interested in participating, please email

With thanks to our amazing sponsors!







FIGHTMND is the face of the Cure for MND foundation - a not-for-profit charity established in 2014. We aim to raise the profile of Motor Neurone Disease within Australia and abroad in the hopes that increased awareness may lead to not only better care for those affected by the disease, but also increased funding for vital research into finding a cure.

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