Doddie drives our 1990 Shogun on marathon 1,561 mile journey
Alister Scott from Adam Purves Mitsubishi joined Doddie Weir, Richie Gray and Andrew Stirling last week to drive our old Shogun from Lands End to John O’Groats and then around the North Coast 500 over 3 days. All to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy UK.
The journey began on Tuesday the 24th of July at Manchester airport to fly to Newquay to collect the Shogun. They then drove 234 miles to Gloucester where they were given a tour of Gloucester Rugby. From there they headed north stopping at Ross Sutherland RFC in Invergordon to collect a cheque before making it to John O’Groats in the early hours of Wednesday morning. On Wednesday the team called in at Caithness RFC to a huge reception before continuing along the NC500 route to Durness, Ullapool and Applecross. They then returned to the Borders via Fort William and Glencoe arriving at 4:30am on Friday morning. The journey finished in the show ring at the Border Union Show.
Doddie said: “The Ross Sutherland club gave us a massive cheque for £7,000 and then the Caithness Rugby gave us one for £1,125. The generosity of the rugby club is amazing – it is a massive amount to find while they need money themselves for what they are trying to do at the club. The most amazing part was the NC500. It is just beautiful – I have not really seen anything like that before.”
Around £12,000 was raised for the 2 charities.