Zest MD, Steve Morgan taking part in Doddie Aid 2023 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Research
Steve Morgan, Managing Director of Zest, a leading supplier of garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structures, is taking part in Doddie Aid 2023, which started on 1st January and runs for six weeks. The aim is to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to fund vital research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND). He is joined by Robert Boyns, Managing Director of Boyns Information Systems in the virtual mass participation event.
Founded by former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion, Rob Wainwright, in the last two years the event has seen over 30,000 participants cover four million miles and raise over £2 million to help find a cure for MND.
Both Steve and Rob are recruiting others to join them and be part of “Team Wales” for the challenge. Leading the team is Welsh rugby legend Scott Quinnell, with other famous faces including Shane Williams, Jamie Baulch, Gabby Logan, Tom Shanklin and Rupert Moon.
“This will be the second year that Rob and I are raising funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Last February, we completed the Doddie Cup 500, cycling from Murrayfield in Edinburgh to The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, arriving in time for Wales vs Scotland match. The whole team, of which Rob and I were part, raised over £28,500 so our expectations for raising money during this event are considerably higher.”
“We hope many more people will be encouraged to join Team Wales to help raise much needed funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. It is a phenomenal charity which has already raised millions for research into MND. It’s vital that a cure is found and Rob and I are looking forward to doing our bit to help raise awareness as well as the all-important funds.”
Steve Morgan Managing Director
How to get involved
To get involved with Doddie Aid, download the Doddie Aid app (see instructions below), join “Team Wales” and log the miles, you don’t have to live in Wales to be part of “Team Wales”.
Supporters can walk, run, cycle, swim, dance or even hop - it doesn’t matter how they get their miles in. Split into six teams, the winners will be the team that covers the furthest distance over the duration of the event.
Download the Doddie Aid app
No smartphone? Access the web version
Get a Free Doddie Aid Snood
Participants will also receive a free Doddie Aid snood as a thank you for their support and to keep them warm during the challenge.
We've raised over £130,00 for charity
Over the last twelve years, Zest employees and its P&A Group colleagues have raised more than £130,000 for a variety of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices, Cancer Research UK, Action for Children, Alzheimer’s Society, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Meningitis Now.
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