Daniher thanks Stawell district
Neale Daniher and the Fightmnd charity have thanked Stawell district residents who helped to raise more than $2000 to combat motor neuron disease.
Daniher, a prominent former VFLAFL footballer who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2014, helped found Fightmnd to raise awareness and funds to search for a cure.
The charity began a ‘Daniher’s Drive’ initiative – a road trip through country communities to raise money – four years ago.
This year the drive stopped in Stawell, where business owners donated goods and services to aid fundraising efforts.
The Stawell leg featured activities such as a Stawell ‘egg and spoon’ gift and drew large crowds. The Stawell community raised $2378.75.
Overall, the drive raised $2.6-million, smashing its target of $1.5-million.
The convoy featured nearly 20 EXAFL footballers, including Daniher.
Northern Grampians Shire mayor Kevin Erwin said the Stawell community had done itself proud with its fundraising efforts.
“It was great to meet Neale and his three brothers on the day as they continued their journey across the state,” he said.
“I’d like to congratulate the Stawell community for coming out in support and raising the amount of money they did for this terrible disease.”