CECA Scotland dinner raises vital funds to fight MND
Guests attending CECA Scotland’s Annual Dinner and Awards last week helped raise over £8000 for Doddie Weir’s charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
A cash collection on the night raised just over £8,000, a figure which will rise to over £10,000 once gift aid is factored in.
Attending to collect the cheque was TV sports presenter and close friend of Doddie Weir, Jill Douglas. Jill collected the cheque from CECA Scotland chair, Rab Bell and vice-chair, David Ross.
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was launched in November 2017 with a mission to raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible, for example through providing help with mobility and transport needs, care and respite or with basic living requirements.
Already, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has committed over £2 million to support research projects over the next three years to fund a cure for MND, as well as donating £350,000 to MND Scotland and MND Association to help people living with MND adapt their homes and also to fund respite activities for carers.
Grahame Barn, chief executive of CECA Scotland, said: “I am delighted that once again guests at our CECA Scotland Annual Dinner have dug deep into their pockets to give so generously to raise vital funds to fight MND. CECA Scotland has been right behind Doddie’s campaign from its launch and we are pleased the funds raised are already making a real everyday difference to people living with MND and their families. We look forward to the time when a cure is found for this devastating condition.”