Good News Story- Brendan Gibbons – Daniher’s Drive – An Update


DECEMBER 2017 UPDATE:  The 3rd Annual Daniher’s Drive- Cure for MND was held in October again this year. The Drive raised 2.1 million dollars to go towards the Fight For MND. Over 300 participants took part in 95 vehicles. Commencing in Melbourne, the Drive travelled to Wagga on the first day, through to Echuca on day 2, then through to Ballarat and back into Melbourne. 

Brendan & Joanne Gibbons represented the Yield Finance Group again. Together with Wendy & John Keogh their team known as The Grasshoppers took out the coveted highest fundraiser trophy 🏆 presented on the final day. The Grasshoppers raised $64,000 and were overjoyed to fly the flag for the Riverina in what has become a wonderful cause.


Brendan and Jo would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support and look forward to continuing to raise the bar in 2018.


OCTOBER 2017 – Yield Director Brendan Gibbons and his wife Joanne are again supporting the 3rd Annual Daniher’s Drive in support of Fight MND and The Cure for MND Foundation. With good friends John & Wendy Keogh, the Drive starts this year from Melbourne on Thursday the 12th of October, 2017 and runs over 4 days. The Drive takes in Wangaratta, Wagga, Echuca, Ballarat returning to Melbourne on the Sunday.

Neale Daniher heads up the trip, which is designed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and also to raise much needed funds to assist with finding a cure for this “Beast” of a disease. This year there are 95 vehicles participating in the drive, consisting of over 300 people. This is the 3rd year for our car and presently we are the leading car, having raised just over $60,000. The target for the Daniher Drive in total is to raise $2,000,000. Outside of The Big Freeze held at the MCG annually, this is the next largest fund-raising event for Fight MND team. The Drive has a focus on Fun and Communities as we make our way around the states.

Our Team is known as “The Grasshoppers” and we were proud to have been associated with our very own “Big Bush Freeze” this year held between The Coolamon Grasshoppers & The Wagga Tigers Football Netball Clubs. Both teams have links to the Daniher family. Through the efforts of brave sliders, local businesses and community support, $40,000 was raised on the day going towards our fundraising. Additionally, we have received tremendous support from clients, family and friends to help us get above $60,000 in funds raised. We continue to push our fundraising efforts up until the drive. If you would like to assist us and make a donation please go to the following link. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Everyday, two people die from MND and an additional 2 people are diagnosed. Help us to make a difference. All donations above $2 are tax deductible. Every dollar donated goes to Fight MND.

The Team at Yield are proud to support “The Grasshoppers”.