A SURVEY form completed by Tweeddale MP David Mundell has given a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) charity a £200 boost.

The Scottish Secretary gave his views on a variety of topical subjects when he noticed that a good cause of his choice would benefit.

And he opted to donate the cash offered by the research organisation to the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation, which was set up last year by former Scotland rugby union internationalist Doddie Weir.

Mr Mundell had previously been impressed by the efforts of constituent Hilary Carmichael, who has organised a number of events for Doddie's foundation.

He said: "MND charities are very close to my heart and I know just how much work Hilary does for good causes, most recently for Doddie's foundation.

"The research work into MND and the support work being carried out are both equally important."

Doddie, who turned out for Scotland 61 times, revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with MND, a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

He launched the foundation to aid research into treatments and provide grants for people with the condition to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.