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Weʼre raising £500 to MY NAME'5 DODDIE FOUNDATION

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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The Challenge

In November 2017 I tore my Achilles tendon when I made my return to rugby after 3 years, the recovery has been long and frustrating but I am now in a position to set my sights on a challenge.

On the 25th May, I aim to ride 176 miles across national cycle route 72 from Ravensglass on the West Coast of England to Tynemouth on the East Coast of England over the course of 3 days to improve research, education and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). I have recently seen the reality of this condition and I want to help.

Route Description

National Route 72 of the National Cycle Network will start in Kendal and makes its way around the Cumbrian coast via Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven to Silloth. From Silloth the route heads along the Solway Firth to Carlisle and across Northumberland to South Shields via Haltwhistle, roughly following Hadrian's Wall.

MY NAME'5 DODDIE

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.

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    33

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 11, 2018

      £20.00

    • Deborah Martin

      Deborah Martin

      Jun 4, 2018

      Well done for exceeding your target Graham and for completing the C2C! Xx

      £20.00

    • Jennifer Martin

      Jennifer Martin

      May 31, 2018

      Well done GJ - love Jen and Archie xox

      £20.00

    • Charlie Handy

      Charlie Handy

      May 31, 2018

      Congratulations fella!

      £10.00

    • Andrew Guppy

      Andrew Guppy

      May 28, 2018

      Well Done Graham

      £20.00

    • Darren Gilraine

      Darren Gilraine

      May 28, 2018

      Great achievement pal - well done ✅

      £30.00

    • Andrew Laverty

      Andrew Laverty

      May 27, 2018

      Well done pal

      £10.00

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    Graham Jardine

    Graham Jardine

    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    In November 2017 I tore my Achilles tendon when I made my return to rugby after 3 years, the recovery has been long and frustrating but I am now in a position to set my sights on a challenge.

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