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Re: Selling new season will be no cakewalk
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 30-Oct-2018, 12:34* »


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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 30-Oct-2018, 14:02* »
Throw in reports that the “doddy weir” match of Scot v Wales involves zero donation of profits to his charity and last week did not make me like rugby very much.

Actually they're giving a six figure sum

The Welsh Rugby Union and Scottish Rugby have confirmed they will donate directly to the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation after this weekend's match between the two nations.

The Unions together have committed to donating a joint six-figure sum from the proceeds of the game, with the associated visibility for the fight against Motor Neurone Disease also providing an invaluable contribution.

They have now -- but only because of the pressure. They weren't before, they were handing out buckets and asking fans to give a few quid without giving anything themselves.

The crucial bit you've missed is where they admit they messed it up.

Quotes are same on Guardian, BBC, etc etc.

A WRU spokesperson added: “We have listened to supporters and, while our initial motivation in supporting the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was to help raise awareness for the fight against MND and the foundations’ fundraising campaign, we have decided to make a direct donation.”

And a Scottish Rugby spokesman added: "We have listened to the feedback from the rugby family in relation to extending our support around the autumn Test match in Cardiff and have partnered with the WRU in a commitment to guarantee the foundation receives a six-figure donation. We are happy to provide a further level of support to Doddie and his foundation through this initiative and to mirror the generosity of fans."

The news was welcomed by the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation trustees chairman, Scott Hastings. “We would like to thank the Welsh Rugby Union and Scottish Rugby for this significant and very welcome decision, which will add even more to the financial benefits we are grateful to be receiving from this weekend,” Hastings said.
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