Charity, rugby

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Kit Sportswear are delighted to be an Official Licensee for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. We feel very privileged in this partnership helping to spread awareness and fight this cruel disease MND.

We have a range of bobble hats, keyrings, a rugby ball and a headband available to support the work of Doddie Wier and the Foundation. We’re giving 30% of proceeds to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

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For those of you who don’t yet know about the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, here’s an outline.

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.

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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.

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Doddie wants to help those touched by MND – be it fellow sufferers or their families having to deal with the daily consequences – with basic and practical relief, whether that be to help with mobility and transport needs, with care and respite, or access and basic living requirements.

It is frustrating that there has been so little progress over the last two decades. I want to push the need for research into MND further up the agenda. We may be too late in finding something that can help me, but I am committed to doing everything I can to help find a cure.

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