In June 2017, Doddie Weir revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this as yet incurable disease.
The vast majority of the funds raised by My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is invested into Motor Neuron Disease (MND) research. We take this responsibility seriously and want to share with you how we reach our decisions.
The Rotary Club of Perth has joined the growing ranks of supporters backing the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
The annual Perth Silent Auction has raised more than £350,000 for deserving causes over the last 13 years.
Backed by The Perthshire Advertiser, Rotarians have chosen the Foundation as one of the main beneficiaries of this year’s event, which reaches a climax on Saturday, December 7.
There’s still time to get bids in for more than 400 lots donated by big hearted businesses.
These range from hospitality at St Johnstone; tickets for Man Utd; hospitality for Hearts v Rangers and Celtic v Hibs; golf at courses like Archerfield, Blairgowrie, Elie, Bruntsfield, Gleneagles and Torwoodlee; dinner at award winning restaurants; rare whisky and plenty more besides.
Newcastle Falcons and Melrose will play for the ‘Doddie's Club Trophy’ on Saturday December 28, raising funds for My Name'5 Doddie.
The Kingston Park clash is a 3pm kick-off, with two of Doddie Weir's former clubs coming together to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
Tickets for the game start from just £10 for adults and £5 for juniors, with the match intended to become an annual tradition.
Corporate hospitality starts from £55 +vat per person, while further funds will be raised through bucket collections, merchandise and a match-day lottery.
Tickets can be bought by calling 0871 226 6060 or visiting the Kingston Park ticket office in person. Season ticket members are advised this game is not included in their 2019-20 package.
Hospitality enquiries and booking requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
5th Apr, 2020
Great Rugby Cycle 2020
Starts at Royal Belfast Golf Course.
The Great Rugby Cycle 2020 will cover over 1000 miles in an anti-clockwise direction around Ireland in eleven days, taking in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer. The peloton will be joined along the route by rugby legends, sporting stars and celebrities from TV and Film to raise awareness and funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
The Highlights – Ireland 2020…
Scenic route avoiding the main roads to take in some of the most picturesque scenery the ‘Emerald Isle’ has to offer.
Fully supported cycle lead by two professional riders.
Full nutritional support on the ride and mechanical assistance.
Cycle with and get to know some legends from the world of rugby.
The total cost of the trip is £1,400: £300 deposit required to secure your place.
To raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neuron Disease
and investigate potential cures, and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND,
to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.