Former rugby captain ‘buzzing’ for espresso to assist Doddie Weir’s MND charity

Former rugby captain ‘buzzing’ for espresso to assist Doddie Weir’s MND charity


ormer Scotland rugby captain John Barclay has mentioned he was “buzzing” to strive a brand new espresso serving to to boost money for the charity arrange by Doddie Weir as he battles motor neurone illness.

Devon-based espresso agency Rugga Espresso created the brand new mix to boost money for the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis, arrange by Weir after he was recognized with the incurable illness.

And to assist launch it, Barclay, who was capped 76 instances for Scotland, served up coffees in Edinburgh.

In the meantime, Rugga Espresso boss Steve Edwards delivered the brand new mix to Weir’s former Scotland teammate, Kenny Logan, and his TV presenter spouse, Gabby.

Talking concerning the enterprise. Barclay mentioned: “I’d do something for Doddie, so I used to be buzzing to get the prospect to serve his new espresso, and I used to be much more buzzing after I attempted it.

“It’s nice to see how the broader rugby group has rallied behind him and have performed no matter they’ll to assist increase funds and consciousness.

“After I spoke to individuals right this moment, it as soon as once more jogged my memory not solely how a lot love individuals have for espresso, but additionally how a lot love they’ve for Doddie. I believe it will show to be very talked-about.”

Former Scotland rugby worldwide Doddie Weir arrange the fundraising basis after being diagnsoed with MND. (Jane Barlow/PA)

Mr Edwards acknowledged: “I grew up enjoying rugby within the second row watching Doddie, admiring the best way that he performed.

“Due to what Doddie’s going by means of now, and since I misplaced a detailed member of the family to MND, it is a trigger very near my coronary heart.

“We wish to increase as a lot cash and consciousness for the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis as attainable, and to get individuals consuming good espresso.”

A share of the earnings from gross sales of the Doddie’5 mix will go to his basis.

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