GGC Invitation weekend continues to be one of the highlights of a busy golf and social calendar. It serves to bring both members and their guests together and proudly supports MY NAME'5 DODDIE Foundation.
Ruaridh Jackson, Ryan Grant, Richie Vernon and Andrew Easson are four retired rugby players al all keen to keep challenging ourselves physically whilst giving back to charities close to them. With this in mind we have chosen My name'5 Doddie Foundation as one of our charities. We all got to know Doddie throughout our careers and would like to add in some way to the already incredible work that he and the charity has been doing to date. The second charity is Unite Against Cancer who Ruaridh has been an ambassador for for a number of years. They are a small family run charity which is completely voluntary and trying to pioneer the way in cancer research.
The challenge we have chosen is cycling the Caledonian Way which is 234 miles over some amazing(and hilly) scenery. We have no cycling experience among us except for the Watt Bike that we have been savaged on in training in days gone by. So wish us luck!
Angus Hilsey and Jack Johnstone are attempting to climb Ben Nevis, Ben Macdui and Braeriach in 24hrs on 22nd August 2020. These are the 3 highest peaks in the whole of the UK which all happen to be in Scotland.
The combined ascent is nearly 4000m which is nearly 1000m more than the National 3 Peak challenge. We have each selected a charity that is close to our hearts and will be looking to raise as much money as possible. My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and Help For Heroes will benefit from Angus and Jack's efforts.
Any Donations will be greatly appreciated towards these 2 great charities.
Save the date! August 27 at 7.30pm for the next Great Rugby Gen!us Quiz with special guests: Shane Williams, Tony Stanger, Tommy Bowe and Ollie Phillips.
10th Sep, 2020
APL Charity Cycle Challenge - Amended Date
Glasgow to Inverness
APL Charity Cycle Challenge 10th Anniversary 2020
We organise an annual charity cycle ride which is now in its tenth anniversary year. This year's nominated charity is My Name5 Doddie. The cycle route is Lochs and Glens North, 216 miles from Glasgow to Inverness.
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.