Rugby internationals Chris Pennell, Ross Moriarty and Peter Walton will be heading a team of walkers who will be raising money for stricken former Scotland lock Doddie Weir in North Midlands on Saturday January 6.
The trio will be joining the walk from Upton on Severn’s ground to Ledbury’s Ross Road headquarters on a 12-mile hike which will raise funds for Doddie Weir’5 Trust which was set up after Weir was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year.
Walton, a former Scotland and Newcastle team-mate of Weir’s, is now based in Hanley Swan and he has helped to organise Saturday’s event which will conclude with an auction of signed Premiership rugby shirts after Ledbury’s Midlands Three West (South) match against Shipston-on-Stour.
“Doddie and I played together at Newcastle when we won the Premiership and for Scotland on many occasions,” Walton said.
“We became and stayed very close friends so when I heard about his diagnosis I felt I wanted to organise something to raise money for his trust. The walk and auction will hopefully raise a few pounds.”
Further information can be found at: walkfordoddie.co.uk