Final stop of Daniher's Drive a time to celebrate

ON ITS WAY: Daniher's Drive will arrive in Ballarat on Saturday to mark the last leg of its journey with a fun rock 'n' roll night. Neale Daniher, pictured, has dedicated the past few years to raising funds and awareness in fighting motor neuron disease.
ON ITS WAY: Daniher's Drive will arrive in Ballarat on Saturday to mark the last leg of its journey with a fun rock 'n' roll night. Neale Daniher, pictured, has dedicated the past few years to raising funds and awareness in fighting motor neuron disease.

A convoy of nearly 100 cars and more than 350 participants will roll into Ballarat on Saturday as part of Daniher’s Drive.

The four-day car rally to fight motor neuron disease departed Essendon Fields on Thursday, then travelled to Wagga Wagga and Echuca-Moama ahead of its final stop in Ballarat before returning to Melbourne.

Former AFL player and coach Neale Daniher has faced an ongoing public battle with MND, and is hoping to raise $2 million in the third year of the drive to fight ‘the beast’. 

“It’s great to get it out of Melbourne, we’ve got a lot of support out in the country and MND strikes everywhere,” Daniher said.

“We’ve got a big rock ‘n’ roll night (in Ballarat)... it’s a fun night where we let our hair down and celebrate the fact that we got through another drive.”

Daniher’s Drive will stop by Sovereign Hill for an hour on Saturday from 4.15pm. The rock ‘n’ roll night kicks off at the Mercure Ballarat from 6.30pm.

To support the cause visit curemnd.org.au/danihersdrive.