This year our chosen charity is:-
Doddie Weir is one of rugby’s most recognizable personalities. He earned 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career, represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997, and won championships with his two club sides, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons.
A talented, committed and athletic lock forward, Doddie is now facing his biggest challenge.
In June 2017 the Scot revealed he was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.
From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease.
In November 2017 Doddie and his Trustees launched the registered charity My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Its aims are simple:
- To raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures.
- To make grants to individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.
There will be teas, coffees, cakes & scones in the Village Hall from which all profits will be donated to the fundraising effort. Many thanks to the Roxburgh Federation of SWI.