Townsend’s trek for Doddie
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is taking on a fund-raising challenge this weekend to support his former team-mate, Doddie Weir.
Townsend will be joined by his former Scotland colleagues, Kenny Logan, the 70-times-capped wing, and Stuart Grimes, the 71-times-capped lock, and the England and Lions prop Phil Vickery (78 caps), as they set out today (Friday 25 March) on a trek through the High Atlas Mountains in north Africa.
Townsend said: “I’ve really only climbed the Eildon Hills before! We’ll cover 50 kilometres over the three days, and we’ll reach a height of about 2,500 metres above sea level.
“We’ll camp overnight, and we’ll finish near Marrakech in Morocco.
“We’re doing this to raise vital funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the charity Doddie founded as part of his courageous battle with motor neurone disease.
“Since his diagnosis Doddie has pushed very hard to find a cure for this terrible disease and also to support fellow sufferers. His efforts are helping fund vital MND research and are moving us closer to the day that we will be able to finally cure MND. He is a true inspiration.”
You can donate to Gregor’s trek for the foundation via his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gregor-townsend