Wed 06 Feb 2019 14:49

From Copsewood RFC

apologies if my request is inappropriate but I was hoping that you could forward this email to the all of the rugby clubs in Warwickshire.

Myself, Dave Ryan, Jan Elfring and Tim McDonald (all ex GEC RFC players), are taking part in the Birmingham Velo cycle ride on 12th May, 2019, in aide of The Doddie Weir Foundation and the memory of ex GEC and Nuneaton RFC player Dom Nute who unfortunately passed away from MND in 2015, aged 56.

For those who do not know, the Birmingham Velo is a 100 mile bike ride. Starting in Birmingham, it passes through Coventry and the Black Country before finishing back in Birmingham.

Selecting the Doddie Weir foundation as our charity of choice was an obvious one for us, not just because of Dom but also because this horrible disease affects all ages and gender including rugby greats Joost Van Der Westhuizen and Doddie Weir. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that effects the nerve cells (neurones) that control the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow.  The Doddie Weir foundation has two aims: firstly, to raise funds for research into the causes of MND and investigate potential cures, and, secondly, to make grants to sufferers of MND and enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.

For those who are interested, we have set up a Just Giving page in aid of The Doddie Weir Foundation and I have included a link below for any rugby club or individuals who may wish to donate to this cause.

The link to the Just Giving page is as follows:


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Copsewood RFC is raising money to help My Name'5 Doddie Foundation


Darrell Manger

Chairman Copsewood RFC

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