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August 3, 2016

Football great Neale Daniher was in Sale today to promote his upcoming road-trip around Gippsland to raise awareness and funding for motor neurone disease (MND) research.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester welcomed Daniher to Sale Memorial Hall for an advance trip to promote “Daniher’s Drive – Victoria, Let’s Cure MND” which will travel through Gippsland in October. 

A gala dinner function and charity auction will be held at Sale Memorial Hall on October 14, after a celebrity T12 cricket match featuring Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg and Merv Hughes.

“Neale has captured Australia’s attention with his brave battle and extraordinary campaign to bring more awareness to this debilitating and incurable disease,” Mr Chester said.

“Daniher’s Drive will take in some of the most beautiful parts of Victoria and, naturally, the organisers have chosen to include Gippsland. This is a great opportunity to help to raise money for a worthy cause, while showing visitors why there is so much to love about Gippsland.

“Last year’s Daniher’s Drive raised $1.1 million for MND research and it is hoped this year’s event will surpass that figure.”

The drive is led by the Cure for MND Foundation and invites adventurers, driving enthusiasts and fundraisers to join Neale Daniher and his brothers and sisters on a four-day road trip.

Day one of the journey will take in the north-east of Victoria, including Mansfield, Milawa, Bright and Mt Hotham.

On day two, drivers will visit Omeo, Bruthen, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale and finish in Sale.

Day three will tour the South Gippsland Highway via Yarram, Foster, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, San Remo and Cowes, before finishing in Melbourne on day four.

For more details, contact organiser Ken Bailey, from Sporting Legends Sale, 0409 334 805.

Caption:  VFL/AFL champion and Cure For MND Foundation Patron Neale Daniher exchanges a MND Freeze beanie for a #lovegippsland t-shirt from Gippsland MP Darren Chester at today’s launch of Daniher’s Drive, which is coming to Gippsland in October.

 

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