Doddie Weir honoured

Scotland rugby giant Doddie Weir was honoured with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday.

Doddie gave an inspiring and emotional acceptance speech and highlighted the huge support he’s received since he revealed his MND diagnosis in 2017. His charity, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has raised nearly £5m, funding much needed research into MND. Doddie and his foundation have worked closely with the Association to make financial grants available to people living with MND, helping to improve quality of life and supporting with care needs.

The award was presented by our Royal Patron HRH The Princess Royal who expressed her gratitude for the work Doddie has done to raise awareness of MND.

Social media was awash with messages of support for Doddie.

https://twitter.com/mndassoc/status/1205771905720033281

https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1206499205646340096

https://twitter.com/CharlotteHawkns/status/1206329333264080896

https://twitter.com/sophh1998/status/1206324810541875200

Find out more: Rugby legend doubles support for families living with motor neurone disease

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