Tim Tunnicliff

The Great Rugger Run

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We fund research and raise awareness of MND to help anyone touched by MND.


MND is destroying lives.

MND first came to my attention when Springbok legend, Joost van der Westhuizen, was diagnosed with it in 2011 and then died from it in 2017.

I watched from afar as my former team-mate, Mike Crisp, bravely battled it and the high-profile cases of Rob Burrow, Doddie Weir and very recently Ed Slater have raised more awareness of this cruellest of diseases.

It's with this in mind that I will be supporting the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation during this year's Great Rugger Run - a 500-mile run from rugby club to rugby club around Scotland!

All details can be found on https://thegreatruggerrun.org/.

Foundation Information

Doddie Weir OBE is one of rugby’s most recognisable 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 Neuron Disease. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease.

Driven by his frustration at the lack of progress in the treatment of MND and the absence of options for those given this awful diagnosis, Doddie and his Trustees established the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, launched at Murrayfield ahead of the Scotland v New Zealand match in November 2017. We have a clear vision: A World Free of MND.

To date, My Name'5 Doddie Foundation has committed over £6.5 million to research and over £1.5 million to support families living with MND.

About the charity

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

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We are My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and we're absolutely committed to our goal: A World Free of MND. We will leave no stone unturned in the relentless pursuit of this goal as we fund, guide and enable the smartest, most efficient MND research to catalyse a cure for motor neuron disease.

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