The Welsh Rugby Union and Scottish Rugby can confirm they will donate directly to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation after this weekend’s match between the two nations.
The Unions together have committed to donating a joint six-figure sum from the proceeds of the game, with the associated visibility for the fight against Motor Neurone Disease also providing an invaluable contribution.
Wales face Scotland at Principality Stadium on Saturday 3rd November and the first meeting of the two sides in an autumn campaign will contest the newly created Doddie Weir Cup.
The Unions together have committed to donating a joint six-figure sum from the proceeds of the game.
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) October 29, 2018
An awareness and fundraising campaign began when the fixture was announced in January and supporters have also donated at the point of purchase of all tickets for the match and during the ‘free-to-enter’ open training session at Principality Stadium.
The WRU and Scottish Rugby joined forces in support of Doddie’s foundation, which was formed to raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures after the 61-times capped former Scotland and British & Irish Lions second row was diagnosed as a sufferer.
The motivation for creating the ‘Doddie Weir Cup’ was as a gesture of support to a great rugby man, to raise awareness for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and aid fundraising, and both Unions have now also confirmed they will each donate, alongside existing fundraising events, on concourses and at the point of ticket purchase, with a contribution of their own.