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Peter Middleton

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

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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...

Event details

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 date

26-February-2018 08:00  - 
26-February-2018 22:00

Event type

Tartan Challenge

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SY3 7BA,
United Kingdom


Donation by Anonymous
on 28-03-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Awful disease and great cause in aid of a giant mad giraffe of the game of a bygone era - and happy to help celebrate English pretensions getting utterly smashed!
Donation by James, Rosie, Monty and Arthur
on 07-03-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go, Peter.. such a worthwhile cause!
Donation by Team Furse
on 02-03-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Congratulations on seizing a positive moment and using it to do so much more good - inspirational & another valuable life lesson  »taught » outside the classroom !
Donation by Emma & her wee man
on 27-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Siobhan Sheridan
on 27-02-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Alexander Bowman
on 27-02-2018
Fantastic effort in honour of a superb game and a much-loved Scottish hero! x
Donation by Lucy & David
on 27-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A really horrendous disease that needs more finding for research. Well done PJM.
Donation by Liz Baly
on 27-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Henry Exham
on 27-02-2018
£2.50 gift aid
A great cause to support
Donation by Philly. Mckenna
on 27-02-2018
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,263.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,263.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,550.00

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