SMTC - Walking 500 miles for MyName5Doddie (MND Charity)

SMTC - Walking 500 miles for MyName5Doddie (MND Charity)

At Shrewsbury Musical Theatre Company we strongly believe in trying to support a worthy cause at each show.

To kick off our first centenary show, the Shropshire premiere of Sunshine on Leith, we have chosen to raise funds for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to help find a cure for motor neuron disease in memory of the uber-Scottish legend that was Doddie Weir.

You’ll see our cast and crew walking 500 miles for Doddie between now and March. And if we get enough support, we may walk 500 more.

Be part of the cure. Support us now

About MND and the Foundation

MND is hugely challenging for both patients and loved ones and continuing to instil love, fun, and hope into one another’s lives makes an important difference:


A huge part of life is love, the love of family and friends, the joy of spending time together doing whatever you love to do! And it is the love you give them as well as the love they give you. MND cannot take that from us, we have so much we can give to our family and friends: we can be strong for them too.


It is what life is all about, and it is part of what the Foundation is all about. We want to beat MND, we want to do it together, and we want to have a lot of fun along the way. Family and friends of those with MND often say they feel so powerless, but they are not. They can show their love and determination: they can join our fantastic fundraising community, and together we will walk, run, swim, climb, knit, sing, paint, bake, cycle towards that cure, and have a great time doing it.


MND does not get to call all the shots: we can give it a bumpy ride too. Our challenge is to use every opportunity to maintain our independence and our dignity, and limit MND’s impact on us living our lives. The power of positivity: we can adapt – there are gadgets to help with every kind of personal and physical care out there, and who does not love a gadget! And there is support, clinical care, therapeutic care (physiotherapy, massage etc), nursing care, funding and charity support. Seek it out, make use of it and live your life.

SMTC Walk 500 Miles for MND and My Name′5 Doddie Foundation
Help Scott Sutherland raise money to support My Name′5 Doddie Foundation
Support Doddie via Donation at our JustGiving page