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Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser will aid research

Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser will aid research

Sunday 24 February 2019

Motor Neurone Disease fundraiser will aid research

Sunday 24 February 2019

Former Scotland International rugby player Doddie Weir and sports presenter John Inverdale will be the special guests at a fundraising dinner for research into Motor Neurone Disease next Thursday.

Mr Weir, who was capped 61 times by the Scotland National Team, was diagnosed with MND in December 2016.

“To be told you have Motor Neurone Disease is devastating news," he said, reflecting on his experience of it. “From the start, I wanted to do something to help people who were going through the same as me. We are committed to helping find a cure for this devastating disease but also helping people whose lives have been affected by MND.”

“Our job is making sure we are all moving in the same direction and working together. That’s the only way we can make a difference. It is the same as a rugby team -we’re the forwards, setting the platform by raising the money, so we can give the ball to backs such as MND medical specialists to do something really special.”

The event at the Duke of Richmond, entitled “In Conversation with Doddie Weir and John Inverdale” has been described by organisers The Guernsey Event Company as having the double primary focus of a) rugby and b) raising funds for research into a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.


The event will be held 10 days prior to the final match of the 2019 Six Nations - the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham between England and Scotland. 

Tickets to the evening are £95 each or £950 for a table of ten. Price includes drinks reception, three course dinner and half a bottle of wine per person. £15 from each and every ticket sold will be shared between My Name’s Doddie Foundation and Guernsey Motor Neurone LBG and by profits from the evening will also be shared equally between the two charities.

To book tickets or tables or find out more information, people can call The Guernsey Event Company Ltd on 728686, email or visit

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