Every rugby club is being asked to participate, and I know that you would like to support our efforts.
Firstly can you help us?
Secondly have you any good (legal) ideas on how to raise the money?
Please help, this is a great cause to help those suffering with Motor Neuron Disease, which could affect any of us at anytime.
This is also the date of the Lions v South Africa test, so we could have a great day feeling we have done something to help others. charity
Please see article below from Doddie'5 Charity:-
TO ALL UK & I RUGBY CLUBS
Being part of the Lions in 1997 was one of the great highlights of Doddie Weir OBE’s career, the friendships and relationships forged during the Tour have remained and we are delighted to see this continue with The British & Irish Lions Trust charity partnership with My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
Doddie Weir is one of rugby's most recognisable personalities. He earned 61 caps for Scotland and proudly represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997. In June 2017, the Scot revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease, since his diagnosis Doddie has been driven to help find a cure for this devastating and, as yet incurable disease from the outset.
The support and amazing generosity shown to the Foundation by the rugby community over the last three and half years has been incredible. It has allowed us to invest in vital and targeted MND research and help a great many people who are living with this devastating disease, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible. With your support, we will help make a difference to the lives of those coping and battling with this awful disease.
Now with Warren Gatland’s Lions ready to write the first chapter of their 2021 Lions Tour in South Africa, after a year of uncertainty it is going to be a pretty special event. With no Lions fans able to travel to South Africa we wanted to create our own celebration of this occasion to galvanise the B&I Lions community, and to celebrate the Lions in union, and we would be delighted if you would join us to participate the Doddie’s Lions Super Saturday.
Doddie’s Lions Super Saturday is a community fundraising weekend for rugby clubs to come together, as a club to watch the first test between British & Irish Lions and World Champions South Africa on Saturday 24th July, whilst at the same time win prizes for your club and fundraise to ‘tackle MND and be part of the cure’, we hope it will be hugely rewarding for everyone involved.
Call to action for all rugby clubs!
We are asking all clubs to come together, watch the match and fundraise a minimum of £555 leading up to and across this weekend. The possible fundraising ideas are endless; Buy a pint for Doddie, Donation buckets, Touch rugby tournament are just some examples. In recognition of each club hitting the minimum target, they will be rewarded with a Doddie Weir signed print and will be entered into a free prize draw to win some fantastic prizes! Some of those prizes include a team coaching session with former Lions Head Coach Sir Ian McGeehan, legendary Welsh referee Nigel Owens to ref one club match, signed Lions shirt for your club or £1000 worth of Maxi Muscle sport nutrition products.
Supporting Rugby clubs will be offered marketing material, such as flyers to promote on Doddie’s Lions Super Saturday.
To register your interest to take part please fill out the link below to join us and be a part of Doddie's Lions Super Saturday to ‘Tackle MND and be part of the cure’! (https://forms.gle/Krt3KCFGT8vn1UvN6)
If you are not able to access the link, please get in touch with Adam on firstname.lastname@example.org
We really hope you can join us! Thank you.