He earned 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career, represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997, and won championships with his two club sides, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons. A talented, committed and athletic lock forward, Doddie is now facing his biggest challenge.
In June 2017, the Scot revealed he was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease. In November 2017, Doddie and his Trustees launched the registered charity My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures. The Foundation is also looking to establish grants for individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.
Doddie’5 personal tartan was designed by the Scotland Shop, specifically to support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The blue and white within the tartan represent the colours of Scotland, and the black and yellow are the colours of Doddie’s Borders club, Melrose RFC.
Halbro & Raging Bull Sportswear worked closely with Doddie to achieve a faithful match of the tartan across the clothing range.
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