Newcastle Falcons will wear a special edition black and white striped shirt when they play ‘The Big One’ at St James’ Park on Saturday March 24, with all profits from sales of the kit going to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
The Aviva Premiership clash against Northampton Saints takes place at the home of Newcastle United Football Club, and the Falcons will be donning NUFC’s traditional colours to raise funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
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Falcons and Scotland great Doddie Weir was last year diagnosed with the currently-incurable condition, and has made it his mission to improve the levels of research into MND.
The logo of his My Name’5 Doddie Foundation will appear in the main slot on the front of the special edition kit, with regular home shirt sponsors Greene King generously donating the space.
The shirts will be priced £49.99 (sizes XS to 7XL) with all proceeds minus production costs going to My Name’5 Doddie. Numbers are limited, with supporters able to pre-order by clicking here.
The shirts worn by Newcastle Falcons players will be auctioned off after the game in aid of the foundation, with a bucket collection at St James’ Park on the day raising further funds.
Ticket sales from The Big One can also benefit the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, with a special category of £25 tickets seeing half the money after VAT being donated. To date 784 of these tickets have already been purchased as the rugby family continues to band together in support of one of their own,