Get Yer Tartan on For Doddie
To mark Scotland's Calcutta Cup win, I'll be wearing my kilt to work tomorrow (at an English School) aiming to raise money for Doddie Weir Foundation
Raising money for
My Name'5 Doddie Foundation
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When I was growing up, Doddie Weir was one of my great heroes. I went to the same school as him (he was a good few years older than me, mind...!) and was in awe of his trajectory into the Scotland Rugby Team and the British Lions. He recently announced that he has Motor Neurone Disease and his work in raising awareness and fundraising has been phenomenal. Anyone who saw Doddie- flanked by his three sons- walk on to the pitch at Murrayfield and deliver the match ball ahead of the Autumn test against New Zealand will have been moved and inspired.
I hope to raise money for the Doddie Weir Foundation, inspired both by Scotland's famous victory in the Calcutta Cup over the weekend but most importantly by Doddie's courage, humour and energy in raising funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease. Because it's Doddie, tartan will be the order of the day...
Painting Shrewsbury Tartan
The last time Scotland won the Calcutta Cup I wore my kilt to teach in the next day (in a Scottish School). 10 years on I'm now teaching in an English School (Shrewsbury School). I'll wear my kilt to work tomorrow to raise money for The Doddie Weir Foundation having pledged on Twitter that I would do so if my post was retweeted 100 times (currently 728 tweets and counting...!). Not only that but I'm going to encourage the staff and pupils at School to donate (minimum £1) to have a picture with me, but they must be wearing tartan as well. I'll supply a variety of options: Tam O'Shanter; tartan tie; tartan trews etc... Follow Twitter for photos (@ShrewsburyDHCC)
Event is completed
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