MORE than £20,000 has been raised for a charity founded by a Scottish rugby legend.

The annual My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Scotland Golf Day was played at The Renaissance Club, near Dirleton, last Tuesday.

Capped 61 times by Scotland, Doddie Weir was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2017.

The condition affects the brain and nerves, causing weakness that gets worse over time. There is no known cure for MND but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on a person’s daily life.

More than 50 people took part in the event, with the money raised going to help fund research into the causes of MND, as part of the foundation’s mission to one day find a cure for the disease.

The former Scotland lock, who played for Newcastle Falcons and Border Reivers, was joined by a host of famous faces on the day, including rugby stars Kenny Logan and Jamie Ritchie; Deacon Blue drummer and broadcaster Dougie Vipond; and broadcaster Jill Douglas, close friend and CEO of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Jill said: “We loved seeing so many friends of Doddie’s come along to the annual My Name’5 Doddie Foundation Scotland Golf Day.

“The foundation is committed to funding vital research so we may one day find a cure for MND, and the funds raised through this event will help as we continue on this road to a world free of MND.”

The Renaissance Club is the venue for this weekend’s Scottish Open, which tees off today (Thursday).

The competition has attracted nine of the world’s 10 best players.

Visit for more information on My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.