Ballyclare Mini Rugby section has raised £1,000 to help people living with Motor Neurone Disease.
A packed fundraising family night hosted by Mini Rugby at Ballyclare Rugby Club was attended by parents and children from Primary 1 to year 12.
The money raised has been presented to the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to go towards researching the causes of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and investigating potential cures. It also makes grants to individuals suffering from MND to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.
Each year the Convener of the Ballyclare Mini Rugby Section chooses a charity to donate to. This year’s Convenor, Bob Beckwith, chose the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
He said: “There are many worthy causes out there and many rugby-focussed charities, but I was particularly moved by Doddie’s situation, especially so when I saw him walk out at Murrayfield surrounded by his family.”
Chris Henry, ex-Ulster and Ireland international player, commented: “It’s great to see such a fantastic contribution to a very worthy cause. Doddie’s battle with MND and how he has fought it is an inspiration to us all and I would like to congratulate Ballyclare RFC Mini Section for such a tremendous effort in raising this money for Motor Neurone Disease Research.”