Orange mayor John Davis takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge - Video, Gallery

ORANGE mayor John Davis is the latest to take up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with a twist.

In a slight variation to the usual challenge on Thursday, shredded paper was tipped over him first before iced water was thrown from both sides.

"It was a bit of fun and I took it on the chin," Cr Davis said.

"For very little effort ... it's a hell of a good cause - it's very important that it be promoted."

The stunt took on personal significance for Cr Davis - his successor as Blayney mayor, Ted Wilson, set up a trust fund to raise money for motor neurone disease before he passed away from the condition in 2008, just seven months after his diagnosis.

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He also donated his brain and spine to MND research.

After receiving the challenge from Member for Orange Andrew Gee on Wednesday, Cr Davis said he had expected a shock from the chill of the ice, but the force of the water caught him off-guard. 

"I think they enjoyed it - my brother, Kevin, said they got a bit carried away with the force," he said with a laugh.

Cr Davis challenged Central Western Daily editor Tony Rhead, Orange City Council general manager Garry Styles and West Orange Motors owner Bob Craig - those challenged need to complete the task and donate to MND Australia within 48 hours.

"Garry Styles, I think he'll love it, he's a swimmer," he said.


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