The long road for dignity

SIX horses, two carts and 560km in 13 days – Ballarat horse trainer Alicia Driscoll is about to embark on one epic journey.

Brian Harrison and Alicia Driscoll will ride two horse and carts from Ballarat to Mildura as part of The Long Haul to raise awareness for the need for a hospice in Mildura. Brian and Alicia are pictured with Mildura Mayor Mark Eckel, Cas Driscoll, Alicia’s daughter Amy Oates, 6, Chaffey Aged Care CEO Darren Midgley and horses Clancy and Van. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Brian Harrison and Alicia Driscoll will ride two horse and carts from Ballarat to Mildura as part of The Long Haul to raise awareness for the need for a hospice in Mildura. Brian and Alicia are pictured with Mildura Mayor Mark Eckel, Cas Driscoll, Alicia’s daughter Amy Oates, 6, Chaffey Aged Care CEO Darren Midgley and horses Clancy and Van. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

It’s a mammoth task, but Alicia’s determined to get it done for her beloved “Gran”, Mildura’s Cas Driscoll, who has devoted the last six years to lobbying for an end of life hospice for the region.

Alicia will leave Ballarat on September 24 with two friends and horses Jake, Clancy, Chad, Van, Skittles and Nadia to raise awareness for Cas’s cause, something that has become close to Alicia’s heart too.

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