SCOTLAND Head Coach Gregor Townsend has been taking on a fund-raising challenge to support his former team-mate, Doddie Weir.

Townsend was joined by his former Scotland colleagues, Kenny Logan and Stuart Grimes along with England and Lions prop Phil Vickery as they set out last Friday (25 Mach 2022) on a trek through the High Atlas Mountains in North Africa.

Gala man Townsend said: “I’ve really only climbed the Eildon Hills before! We’ll cover 50 kilometres over the three days, and we’ll reach a height of about 2,500 metres above sea level.

“We’ll camp overnight, and we’ll finish near Marrakech in Morocco.

“We’re doing this to raise vital funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the charity Doddie founded as part of his courageous battle with motor neurone disease.

“Since his diagnosis Doddie has pushed very hard to find a cure for this terrible disease and also to support fellow sufferers. His efforts are helping fund vital MND research and are moving us closer to the day that we will be able to finally cure MND. He is a true inspiration.”

You can donate to Gregor’s trek for the foundation via his Just Giving page: