The family of Scotland and Newcastle Falcons rugby legend Doddie Weir have promised their fight to find a cure for for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will go on.
Speaking to ITV’s Lorraine during the last week of Doddie Aid 2023 – a fundraising event coinciding with the Six Nations rugby championship – Doddie’s wife Kathy and two of their three sons Hamish and Angus spoke of how important it was to continue the lifesaving work of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The charity was set up by Doddie and has raised millions to fund research and boost awareness about the illness.
The family then helped complete an epic 555 mile bike journey between the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Murrayfield in Edinburgh ahead of the game between Wales and Scotland on Saturday. That match was known as the Doddie Weir Cup, and at it’s conclusion, Scotland captain Jamie Richie collected the trophy from Kathy Weir.
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