Doddie Weir to host fundraiser for MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir will host a fundraising event in memory of fellow motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer Gordon Aikman.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 11:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 12:51 pm
Doddie Weirs foundation has donated £100,000 to MND Scotland for grants services. 

Pictured: Lawrence Cowan (MND Scotland) (left), Jim Grant and Doddie Weir. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS
Doddie Weirs foundation has donated £100,000 to MND Scotland for grants services. Pictured: Lawrence Cowan (MND Scotland) (left), Jim Grant and Doddie Weir. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

A host of celebrities will join the former rugby union player at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House Hotel for “Gordon’s Fightback Dinner” on June 21, which is also Global MND Awareness Day.

Weir, who was diagnosed with the fatal disease last summer, will take centrestage at the fundraiser.

He said: “Gordon’s attitude and response to his diagnosis was inspirational. He did so much to raise awareness of this terrible disease.”

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Doddie Weir. Picture: Jonathon Fowler Photography

Gordon, who was a politcal researcher and campaigner, died on February 2 last year.

Tickets for the event are available from www.mndscotland.org.uk.