AN AFL grand final day event in Port Fairy has helped raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia.
As reported in last week’s Moyne Gazette, it was the second year the grand final day breakfast and other activities had been held on Fiddler’s Green by the Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club.
While the day helped provide entertainment for the long weekend crowds, Lions club member Keith Dawson said the fundraising component of the day was one of its main purposes.
Mr Dawson said the event this year raised $1400, adding to the $1600 from last year.
“We are thrilled to be able to raise a total of $3000 over our first two years for MND,” Mr Dawson said.
“When we came up with the idea for the grand final day, we thought given the football theme and Neale Daniher’s situation that MND would be the perfect organisation to raise some money for.
“Local businesses have been really generous with their support as have the public in buying raffle tickets on the day and in the lead-in to the event.”
Mr Dawson said the club is keen to grow its links with MND Australia, including better branding to show the day is supporting the cause.
We are thrilled to be able to raise a total of $3000 over our first two years for MND.Keith Dawson.