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Updated | Tourism minister, shadow minister take on ice bucket challenge

Nominees include OPM’s chief of staff Keith Schembri and PN deputy leader Mario de Marco

Staff Reporter
23 August 2014, 12:11pm
Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis
Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis
Head of government communications Kurt Farrugia takes the ALS ice bucket challenge
Head of government communications Kurt Farrugia takes the ALS ice bucket challenge
It’s going to be quite a task keeping up with all the ‘celebs’ ALS ice bucket challenge, but here are the latest two.

Both Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis and Opposition spokesman for tourism Robert Arrigo took up the challenge.

Perhaps Arrigo’s challenge was more touching as he reveals that his father passed away suffering from a similar motor neuron disease as is the ALS, the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The Nationalist MP went on to nominate PN deputy leader Mario de Marco, Julian Cassar Torregiani and Jean Pierre Ellul Castaldi.

On his part, the Tourism Minister nominated OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici and Times of Malta journalist Ivan Camilleri.

Both Zammit Lewis and Arrigo will be nominating for the good cause on www.alsa.org.

Govt spokesman makes interesting nominations for ice bucket challenge

The head of government communications Kurt Farrugia accepted a challenge by the Minister for Energy to take up the ALS ice bucket challenge, but not before making some interesting nominations.

Admitting that the trio were “giving [OPM] trouble in the media”, Farrugia went on to nominate PBS CEO Anton Attard, V18 chairman Jason Micallef and TV personality John Bundy.

“Do something together for once guys,” Farrugia urged his nominees on Facebook.

The ice bucket challenge began in the US as a way of raising money for, and awareness of, ALS, a neurodegenerative disease.

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