The Doddie Weir Cup

Wales and Scotland faced each other at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd November to play for the Doddie Weir Cup.

Doddie Weir with his family, and the trophy bearing his name, before kick-off.

Doddie Weir with his family, and the trophy bearing his name, before kick-off. Photograph: Scottish Rugby / SNS Images

Wales became the first winners of the Doddie Weir Cup as they defeated Scotland 21-10 in Cardiff on Saturday.

the making of the Doddie Weir Cup

We will be celebrating our first anniversary at the Scotland v South Africa match at Murrayfield on 17th November.

To mark the occasion, we can confirm we have committed £1 million to research projects to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease and to support those affected by this terrible disease.

“It has been an incredible year. We had no idea just how much support we would receive and it is humbling to see the efforts of people from all over the world, all walks of life, who are pulling together to help us tackle MND.”

“We have seen people stage rugby matches, auctions, dinners, golf days and tractor rallies. Schools have got behind us with innovative and inspiring events, individuals and team have climbed mountains, ran marathons, cycled the length and breadth of the country and had a lot of fun along the way. It is simply amazing.”

“I am determined to keep campaigning to help find a cure and together, I believe we can make a difference.”

Doddie Weir

We are now working on our next phase of investment and we recently gathered our Advisory Panel together for the second time, to challenge the medical and research community to show us how we can support their efforts.

We regularly seek counsel from a panel of eminent professors and medical professionals who are at the forefront of research

We have established relationships with MND Association and MND Scotland to help administer grants to those who need our support.

We couldn’t do this without your incredible support.
Thank You.

Photography courtesy of Scottish Rugby / SNS Images