Pitchero is supporting Doddie’s Lions Super Saturday Campaign which takes place on Saturday 24 July.
The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation are asking if clubs can aim to raise at least £555 to help fund research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
This community fundraising weekend will centre around watching the British & Irish Lions face World Champions South Africa in the First Test.
Rugby clubs will be offered marketing materials, such as flyers, to promote Doddie's Lions Super Saturday.
Prizes to be won!
While the focus is raising money to tackle Motor Neurone Disease, those clubs who hit their fundraising target get a Doddie Weir signed print and could win a fantastic prize:
- Team coaching session with former Lions Head Coach Sir Ian McGeehan
- Legendary Welsh referee Nigel Owens will ref your club match
- £1,000-worth of Maxi Muscle sport nutrition products
Doddy Weir and Motor Neurone Disease
Lock forward Doddie Weir won 61 Caps for Scotland and played on the successful 1997 Lions tour of South Africa.
The number 5 is significant as it was Doddie's playing number for his clubs, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons, and the jersey he wore when he earned his 61 caps for Scotland.
Doddie revealed in 2017 that he has Motor Neurone Disease; a disease that affects the motor neurons of the nervous system. It is life-shortening and mostly progresses rapidly.
MND damages and attacks the nerves, meaning that messages being sent from the brain to the muscles no longer work.
Around 1,100 people are diagnosed with MND every year in the UK. Up to 5,000 adults in the UK are affected at any one time.
Click to learn more about the work of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.