MND is destroying lives.
MND first came to my attention when Springbok legend, Joost van der Westhuizen, was diagnosed with it in 2011 and then died from it in 2017.
I watched from afar as my former team-mate, Mike Crisp, bravely battled it and the high-profile cases of Rob Burrow, Doddie Weir and very recently Ed Slater have raised more awareness of this cruellest of diseases.
It’s with this in mind that I will be supporting the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation during this year’s Great Rugger Run.
The inaugural Great Rugger Run was in support of four great Mental Health charities involved in rugby: Brave Mind – Give A Ruck – LooseHeadz and blOKes.
Thanks to the generosity of people across the land, we raised over £7,000 to help mental health within rugby.