26 April 2019

Abertay students taking part in 10-hour charity ‘SportAthlon’

Abertay students taking part in 10-hour charity ‘SportAthlon’

Abertay Sport’s Ryan Beattie, Sam Guild, Fraser Allan and Rebecca Norval

Students from Abertay University are to take part in 10 continuous hours of sport in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

SportAthlon is taking place today (Friday 26th April) at the Lynch Sport Centre in Dundee, with proceeds raised going to Motor Neuron Disease charity the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The Foundation was founded in 2017 by Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir, who suffers from MND himself.

Teams of 10 will be taking part in 10 different sports, including football, basketball, hockey and even dodgeball.

“This event will cap off the Abertay sporting calendar for most students, and it’s a great way to end the year." Rebecca Norval, Abertay Hockey Team

Abertay Sports Intern Fraser Allan said: “It’s going to be a great - and tiring - day and we’re raising money for a charity we all feel a connection to.

“The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is a fantastic cause, and Doddie Weir’s an inspiration not just to people in Scotland, but to people right across the world.”

Abertay Hockey Club President Rebecca Norval added: “This event will cap off the Abertay sporting calendar for most students, and it’s a great way to end the year.

“It is of course challenging to take part in such a lengthy event, but we’re ready for it and we’re hoping to raise lots of money!”

To donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abertaysportathon

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