THE Daniher’s Drive convoy will stop at Stawell on Thursday as it makes its way through the Wimmera to raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease.
Fight MND's Bec Daniher said MND has touched many people in the region and the Daniher’s Drive was about raising awareness and money to help find an effective treatment and cure.
“We hope to spread the word out more to rally the community around those people and families affected by the disease,” she said.
The convoy will arrive in Stawell at about 3.30pm for its “own version of the Stawell Gift” on Main Street before leaving for Horsham, Nhill and Apsley.
Members of the Daniher family, including Neale and current Essendon star Joe will be part of the convoy along with former AFL footballers including David Neitz, Brad Green and Russel Robertson.
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Kicking off on October 11, the tour will feature some red + blue favourites, including Neita + Greeny.
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“We would love to see the whole town embrace the occasion,” Stawell business owner Ian Pappin said.
Mr Pappin and his wife Denise have been one of many people in Stawell helping to organise the event.
“There will be donation tins around as well as raffles on offer so it would be great for people to give generously to a great cause,” he said.
Ms Daniher said the fundraiser reached new towns each year to help spread the word about MND.
She said more information about the events can be found at fightmnd.org.au