x-rugby participant Kenny Logan delivered the match ball for Scotland’s World Cup conflict towards Ireland in reminiscence of his good friend Doddie Weir, alongside together with his son.
Scotland worldwide Weir died in November, aged 52, from motor neurone illness (MND) after a five-year battle, and his son, Hamish, delivered the match ball on the at Stade de France in Paris alongside Logan.
They took half in a 700-mile bike journey from Murrayfield, Edinburgh, to Paris, to lift funds for analysis into MND with 20 celebrities together with Logan’s spouse Gabby, ex-footballer Ally McCoist, tv presenter Kirsty Gallacher and actor James Nesbitt.
The endurance problem raised greater than £440,000 for the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis.
Logan, who determined to tackle the problem throughout restoration from prostate most cancers final yr, mentioned: “Delivering the match ball alongside Hamish was an unbelievable strategy to finish what has been an unbelievable week.
“It’s been powerful at occasions, however the environment and camaraderie throughout the group has been unbelievable. It simply reveals you what’s attainable when you might have a function.
“We’re all so extremely motivated to finish MND in reminiscence of our pal Doddie.
“Thanks to everybody who has supported and donated. We hope the cash we’ve raised will contribute to analysis that may discover a remedy.”
Olivia Hen, My Identify’5 Doddie’s analysis programme supervisor, mentioned: “Congratulations to the workforce behind the problem and naturally Kenny Logan and his fellow walkers and cyclists.
“The cash they’ve raised will fund vital analysis and assist us in the direction of our imaginative and prescient of a world freed from MND.”
Additionally on the problem was TV presenter and adventurer Jason Fox, who mentioned: “It’s been an absolute epic travelling by bike and on foot all the best way from Edinburgh to Paris for Kenny Logan’s Rugby World Cup Problem.
“Large congratulations to everybody who took half and made it occur, all for an unbelievable trigger, MND analysis.”
The match completed with Eire beating Scotland 36-14, ending Scotland’s participation within the event.
Individuals can donate to the trigger at https://www.justgiving.com/marketing campaign/kenny-logans-rugby-world-cup-challenge.