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 Inaugural Great Rugby Cycle 2019 covered 1133 miles in March 2019 from John OGroats to Lands End in support of the My Name5 Doddie Foundation. The Great Rugby Cycle 2020 will cover over 1000 miles in an anti-clockwise direction around Ireland in April 2020. The Mizen to Malin Challenge is a 'warm' up. Leaving Mizen Head at 6am on Saturday 5th October, the challenge is to cycle 400 miles to Malin Head within 36 hours. The group will meet in Belfast 4th October and travel to Mizen Head ready for the early start 5th October: The cost of £100 includes: - Travel to Mizen Head and from Malin Head back to Belfast. - Two nights accommodation. - All meal plans during the cycle - Bars and Gels when on the bike. - Cycle Jacket & Cycle shorts.
In December 2019, SAS veteran John Davidson will attempt to row the Atlantic single-handed in aid of the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. Join John, Dame Katherine Grainger, and Scotland rugby legend Rob Wainwright for an evening of drinks, dinner and dancing at the Crieff Hydro Hotel to support his Rowing the Sea for MND.
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.