Daniher jumper up for grabs
Wimmera Legacy leaders hope selling a framed jumper worn and signed by Essendon star forward Joe Daniher will raise a significant amount of money for the organisation.
Legatee Alex Stewart said Daniher wore the guernsey in the Bombers’ Anzac Day clash against Collingwood in 2016.
“He’s a very exciting player and we’re thrilled to be able to use one of his jumpers – especially one worn during an Anzac Day match – for Wimmera Legacy,” he said.
“It’s a great-looking jumper, featuring a strip of red poppies. We think it is going to create a lot of interest.”
Mr Stewart said Legacy leaders were still determining the best way to sell the jumper.
“A few people have suggested we auction it and others have said we should put it on the internet,” he said.
“We’re hoping to get a bit of publicity and interest and after that we’ll decide what to do with it.
“We auctioned a signed Essendon jumper a few years ago, which wasn’t framed, and it raised about $650.
“We’re hoping to raise as much money as we can with this one.”
Mr Stewart said Wimmera Legacy cared for about 300 widows of deceased war veterans.
He said people could call Bronwyn Lennox at Wimmera Legacy on 5382 1543 with fundraising ideas or offers for the Essendon jumper.