My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
Doddie Weir OBE was 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 then faced his biggest challenge. In June 2017 the Scot revealed he was suffering from motor neuron disease (MND). From the outset, Doddie was 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. Our vision is simple: A World Free of MND. The number “5” is a special number for the Foundation. It features in the Foundation’s name and is a reference to Doddie’s playing number for his clubs, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons, and the jersey he wore when he earned his 61 caps for Scotland. The Foundation is committed to helping improve the lives of those affected by MND. We help to fund grants, giving considerable sums to our friends at MND Association and MND Scotland to administer to individuals and families living with MND.
Kenny Logans World Cup Challenge
“700 mile walk and cycle challenge from Edinburgh to Paris for the Rugby World Cup. TO RAISE £555,555 FOR MY NAME’5 DODDIE FOUNDATION
To mark the first Rugby World Cup since Doddie Weir’s sad passing, Kenny Logan and friends are set to take part in a unique and grueling challenge from BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, to the Stade de France, Paris.
Supported by World Rugby, Kenny and supporters will be delivering the match ball to the final Pool B match – Ireland v Scotland, as well as raising important funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to support their fight against Motor Neuron Disease.
Kenny earned 70 caps for Scotland and enjoyed success at club level with Stirling County, Glasgow and most famously at London Wasps where he won the European Cup three times.
It was with the Scottish national side that he played alongside Doddie Weir and their friendship grew. Since Doddie announced his MND diagnosis, Kenny has taken it upon himself to do everything he can to support Doddie and his family as well as the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Kenny and his sports marketing agency, Logan Sports Marketing, have raised millions for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation through various commercial activities”
This is the event Jamie Lindsay and Kenny Campbell of Breadalbane Finance are taking part in. Any donations, big or small are very much appreciated https://www.justgiving.com/page/breadalbane-edinburgh-to-paris
Gaucho Long Lunch
Breadalbane Finance organised a event in Gaucho, Edinburgh, which consisted of fundraising activities such as a squares board, a raffle, and an auction. Among this we were lucky enough to have Eilidh Barbour to present our day, joined by Kenny Logan and Bryan Redpath for a talk.
We had some close friends of Breadalbane who joined us, and helped us raise a substantial amount of money for My Name’5 Doddie, a simply amazing charity.
We were sponsored on the day by a host of companies:
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky/ Black Bull Whisky, who provided the drams of whisky for a toast to Doddie, as well as one of our amazing auction prizes.
Logan Sports Marketing, who provided a selection of amazing auction prizes as well as the squares board prize.
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation who provided a selection of amazing auction prizes.
James Morrow Systems, who provided an amazing raffle prize.
Edinburgh Rugby, who provided an amazing auction prize.