James Milne sponsors cycle team to raise funds to tackle MND

James Milne is delighted to sponsor a fantastic cycling team about to embark on an epic 1800-mile cycle run from Edinburgh to Rome to raise funds for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The team of eight includes our very own partner Michael Fotheringham who has been in intensive training, braving the wild winter months to get into shape (although most of his training was indoors!).

It’s all in aid of raising funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, a charity set up to tackle Motor Neurone Disease, which sadly took the life of the Scottish and British Lions’ legend, Doddie Weir.

The funds raised by the team will go towards investing in research to find groundbreaking treatments and ultimately a cure for MND.

‘DoddieAid has become a regular fixture in the calendar, kicking off on 1 January through to the Scotland v Wales rugby match in the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament. The main driving force behind this initiative has been Scotland and British Lions rugby stalwart, former captain, Rob Wainwright, who is also participating in the ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’ challenge.

Michael and his colleagues’ extraordinary fundraising cycle begins in Dundee on 2 March and all going well, ends in Rome on the Friday before Scotland take on Italy in the penultimate weekend of the 6 Nations.

If you would like to sponsor Michael or any member of the team you can do so at www.justgiving.com/team/specsavers-dundee-doddie5