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Rugby stars take on sports quiz to aid MND research

Scottish rugby legends are gathering for a sports-themed quiz to raise funds for research into motor neurone disease.

The annual ‘Just a Sports Quiz’ event – which supports the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research – will be hosted at Scotland’s home of rugby, BT Murrayfield Stadium, this evening.

Guest of honour

Former Scotland international and British & Irish Lion George ‘Doddie’ Weir, who was diagnosed with MND earlier this year, will be the guest of honour.

Sports fans

Around 500 sports fans will be taking part, alongside former Scotland and international rugby stars including New Zealand sports legend Jeff Wilson.

The event is hosted by another Scottish rugby legend, Scott Hastings.

It is an honour to have Doddie Weir as guest of honour here at BT Murrayfield this evening on the eve of the Scotland v New Zealand rugby international. We will do him and Euan MacDonald proud as we help raise funds for research into MND.

Scott Hastings

Motor neurone disease

MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a debilitating neurological condition that leads to muscle weakness, loss of mobility and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.

There is no cure or effective treatment.

Euan MacDonald Centre

Research at the Euan MacDonald Centre, which is based at the University of Edinburgh, aims to improve the lives of people living with MND through laboratory research as well as patient-centred research projects.

The support shown on the night is a real boost to our Scotland-wide community of dedicated researchers, who are discovering new information about MND on a daily basis and working towards discovering treatments to slow, stop and eventually reverse this tough condition.

Professor Siddharthan ChandranDirector. Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research

To support the Euan MacDonald Centre, text JASQ17 followed by the amount to 70070.

Related links

Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research

Edinburgh Medical School