North Berwick Rugby Club's under-18s has raised more than £6,000 for charity by dying their hair bleach blond.

The 30-man squad has come together to generate funds for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation, the charity started by the late Doddie Weir to spread awareness and help find a cure for motor neurone disease.

Players from the squad have bleached their hair in memory of the late Scotland international, who passed away last month after living with MND for five years.

The idea was thought up by second row forward Max Barbour who set an initial target of £500 and expected just a few of his friends to take part.

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Within a few days, the total passed £1,000 and more of the team got involved. The figure has now exceeded the updated £5,000 target and the players and their supporters have now raised over £6,000.

Many of the club's under-16 players have followed suit and also dyed their hair blond - and will be showing off their new look when they take to the field at BT Murrayfield on Wednesday in Scottish Rugby’s National Schools Shield final where they face Howe of Fife/Bell Baxter High School.

In a show of solidarity to his team, under-18s' coach Davie Sibbald said that if the total rose above £2,000 he would get his hair coloured too - and he was true to his word!

Davie said: "I am very proud of these boys: they have performed on the rugby pitch throughout the season to the highest level and never let me down.

"However, this demonstration, by the whole squad, to support a charity with a very strong rugby connection, goes way beyond anything I could have expected."

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