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Total raised so far


£41,320.56 of £66,666 target +£5,616.39 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

5 months ago

Victoria Park & Connswater AC


Amazing cause and amount raised so far

5 months ago

Ty and Ali Cook


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done Mark and Team..... phenomenal!

5 months ago

Graeme Gourley


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

6 months ago

Lads Syn (re MS)


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Will inspire team to raise more next year. Awesome effort

6 months ago

Victoria Park & Connswater AC


Great work Stuart and your team

7 months ago



+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Inspiring effort for a worthy cause!

7 months ago



+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Top, top marks big man. Amazing achievement.

7 months ago

Bruce Donald


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Awesome job all. Congratulations.

8 months ago



+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Every little helps

8 months ago

Claire Little


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Budge and all involved! From the Raglan Little’s

The Try To The Final

Event date: 30th June 2024

The 'Try' Team are raising money for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and 40tude curing colon cancer

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Our story

Friends and ex-playing colleagues of Scottish rugby legends Doddie Weir OBE & Tom Smith are joining together to swim, run, row and cycle their way from London to Paris in 5 days from 23rd – 27th October 2023, known as The FOSROC ‘Try to the Final’ aiming to raise awareness and funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and 40Tude, curing Colon Cancer.

Weir, who earned 61 caps for Scotland and also represented the British and Irish Lions in 1997, is facing his biggest challenge as he battles MND, a condition that affects the brain and nerves.

He set up the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation in 2017 after announcing that he had been diagnosed with MND, to help raise awareness and funds to find a cure for this devastating disease.

Sadly Doddie passed away November 2022 aged 52.

Smith also earned 61 caps for Scotland and toured with the 1997 & 2001 British & Irish Lions playing in all 6 tests. Smith was regarded as one of the best looseheads in modern rugby. Smith's final match in the blue jersey came, appropriately enough, against England in 2005.

Smith was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2019, with tumours in his colon, brain and liver and died in April 2022 aged 50.

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Our updates

8 months ago

“Until the next event…”

The team of 12 participants plus support crew have left Paris leaving behind some great memories, sore bodies and friends…

The team met up last Sunday in London, unsure what lay ahead.. we now know…Some painful, dark times at stages but all knew the pain was short lived, unlike people suffering with MND or colon cancer…

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation 40tude curing colon cancer

Thank you to everyone who has supported by donating into the page and those who helped along the way..

Rugby, like other sports brings people together and this event was no different.. the side show of the “World Cup final” had its moments but it’s sport.. we laugh, cry and share beers but its only a game…

See you all in four years for the “try to the final” numero two in Australia…

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My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

Charity number: SC047871

40tude curing colon cancer

Charity number: 1160500

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