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.
"It smacked me right on the forehead."
Former Scottish Rugby Union player @DoddieWeir5 who's launched a charity after being diagnosed with #MND spoke to @sallynugent for #BBCBreakfast after winning the Helen Rollason Award at #SPOTY19 pic.twitter.com/sHpb2dn1eO
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) December 16, 2019
— Dominic Smith (@Maenllwyd) December 15, 2019