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Building renamed ‘Doddie Weir House’ following donation by My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

23 August 2023

A donation from My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has enabled Leuchie to replace and upgrade equipment at their accessible self-catering holiday accommodation, Denis Duncan House in Dirleton, East Lothian.

In appreciation of the £25,000 donation, Leuchie has renamed Denis Duncan House to Doddie Weir House, marking the special occasion with a sign unveiling with Doddie Weir’s wife, Kathy and My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Trustee, Scott Hastings and Leuchie Patron, Gavin Hastings.

Leuchie is a national charity based in North Berwick supporting people living with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease, via respite breaks and other services.

The refurb will enable Leuchie families and carers to enjoy quality time together in a beautiful surrounding.

Kathy Weir said: ”Having a holiday as a family was so important to us when Doddie was living with MND. It’s great that My Name’5 Doddie Foundation can support Leuchie to help families in a similar situation. He would be very proud to have the house named after him.”

Leuchie CEO, Mark Bevan said: “A family break is something many of us enjoy, or even take for granted. But, if you have a physically disabled family member, there are very few truly accessible and highly equipped places to enjoy a break together. With the help of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, Leuchie’s purpose-built self-catering house in Dirleton will enable any family which has a disabled member to enjoy a fantastic break together. Kathy Weir has talked about how important family holidays were for her, Doddie and the boys and how difficult these were towards the end because nowhere was equipped to meet their needs. Leuchie is proud to name the house in memory of Doddie and all that he stood for, including having a great time with family and friends.”

The works will take place early January 2024 and will not affect any booked holidays.

To find out more about how you can book a respite holiday visit Leuchie’s website: https://www.leuchiehouse.org.uk/respite-breaks/our-short-breaks/accessible-self-catering

Building renamed ‘Doddie Weir House’ following donation by My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
Building renamed ‘Doddie Weir House’ following donation by My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

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