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8th November 2018

Doddie Foundation donates GBP1 million to MND research

The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the official charity of the 2018 GFI HKFC 10s, has now committed GBP1 million (about US$1.3 million) to help find a cure for, and to support those affected by, Motor Neurone Disease.

“Thank you for your incredible and continued support. The offers of help, words of encouragement and fundraising efforts on our behalf have been beyond anything we could have imagined,” said a spokesman for the foundation, which was created in late 2017.

“As a result, we have now committed GBP1 million to help find a cure and to support those affected by Motor Neurone Disease. We are confident we will invest a similar figure over the next 12 months.”

The foundation is now working on its next phase of investment and its Advisory Panel recently gathered together for the second time, to challenge the medical and research community to show how the foundation can support their efforts.

Fund-raising events included the Doddie Weir Cup on November 3, which proved a special and emotional day for Doddie, Kathy and their boys.

“We were just blown away by the support and it was a reflection of the amazing response we have had over the last 18 months. I cannot thank everyone enough for their efforts,” Weir said.

“It really makes a difference and I send my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who has been part of our story. It is just humbling to see the efforts of people from all over the world, all walks of life, who are pulling together to help us tackle MND.”

In September, runners raised money for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation at the Great North Run. The team featured on the BBC’s coverage and Weir was there to cheer them on their way in Newcastle.

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