CECA Scotland backs Doddies MND Fightback
At our Annual Dinner on Thursday 28th March, we will once again take the opportunity to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Unfortunately, unlike last year, Doddie cannot be with us on the night but we hope guests attending will back Doddie’s fightback by pledging financial support for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. A cash collection will be held during the dinner.
Doddie, a former British and Irish lion, earned 61 caps for Scotland during his successful rugby career but there is no doubt this is his biggest challenge yet.
In June 2017, Doddie, aged 47 at the time, revealed he is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. From that day, he has been determined to do whatever he can to help fellow MND sufferers and to help fund research to find a cure for this devastating condition.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. You can find out more about the condition at www.mndscotland.org.uk/what-is-mnd. There is currently no cure.
“It is frustrating that there has been so little progress over the last two decades. I want to push the need for research into MND further up the agenda. We may be too late in finding something that can help me, but I am committed to doing everything I can to help find a cure”. Doddie Weir
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was launched in November 2017 with a mission to raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone 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, for example through providing help with mobility and transport needs, care and respite or with basic living requirements.
With your support, you will help Doddie make a difference to the lives of those coping and battling with Motor Neurone Disease and help support research to find a cure.
Already, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has committed over £2 million to support research projects over the next three years to fund a cure for MND, as well as donating £350,000 to MND Scotland and MND Association to help people living with MND adapt their homes and also to fund respite activities for carers.
If you are not attending the CECA Scotland Dinner but want to support Doddie’s foundation, you can donate online at justgiving.com/myname5-doddiefoundation.
You can follow Doddie’s campaign on Twitter at @MNDoddie5 and on Facebook
You can download a flyer for Doddie’s fundraising campaign here