EPCR and Raging Bull Sportswear have teamed up to release a polo shirt in order to raise funds for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – the charity aiming to raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures.
The rugby community has rallied behind Doddie Weir OBE, the former Newcastle Falcons lock who was diagnosed with MND in June 2017, and formed the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation in order to help people battling the disease.
You can pledge your support for Doddie by purchasing a My Name’5 Doddie Foundation polo shirt from Raging Bull Sportswear for £40, with all proceeds going to the charity.
EPCR Chairman Simon Halliday said: “The whole of the rugby family is behind Doddie and the fantastic work that is being done through the Foundation, so we are thrilled to be involved and helping to bring attention to treatment of MND.”
Doddie said: “We are delighted and overwhelmed by the support of EPCR with this partnership, especially in a city that is so close to our hearts.
“There is no cure for this horrific disease, so to raise awareness, as well as funds, for crucial research is vital and we’ve had amazing support on a day-to-day basis.
“It is testament to EPCR that they are helping us. We greatly appreciate their support.”
More polo shirts will be available during European Finals Weekend in Newcastle.