The Great Rugby Try

Our great supporter Stuart Thom was disappointed when he had to postpone The Great Rugby Cycle but has now created The Great Rugby Try.

Stuart said: "I was lucky to receive an entry into the 40th Great North Run in September as I had planned another challenge in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation"

"The Great Rugby Cycle 2020 round Ireland had to be postponed due to COVID19, as has the Great North Run. However undeterred The Rugby ‘Try’ is still going ahead despite the run being postponed."

"I will be kayaking 22 miles from Northern Ireland to Scotland, cycling 175 miles from Portpatrick to Newcastle then running 13.5 miles following as close as possible the Great North Run route (with a few extra metres), all within 24 hours!"

"I grew up in Melrose and enjoyed watching Doddie play rugby at Melrose and was fortunate enough to play the odd game with Doddie."

Doddie wants to help those touched by MND – be it fellow sufferers or their families having to deal with the daily consequences – with basic and practical relief, whether that be to help with mobility and transport needs, with care and respite, or access and basic living requirements.

"The challenge will be tough, but nothing compared to the everyday challenge Doddie and fellow sufferers of MND face."

Please help by donating as much as you can.


If you want to join me for any part of the challenge, please get in touch.

Stuart Thom e:


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