FORMER Scotland captain and British Lion Rob Wainwright is urging everyone to take part in Doddie Aid 2023.

Over the last two years more than 30,000 participants have covered four million miles and raised over £2 million for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

To take part and claim your free district snood, simply download the Doddie Aid app and sign up to a district by making a donation. Miles can be logged via the app - gallop, run, cycle, swim, dance, hop, skip, row, roll – any form of exercise counts.

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You can even get competitive with friends and family using the leagues feature.

The event splits participants into six districts, with the winning district being the one which covers the furthest distance over the duration of the event.

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Speaking after Scotland’s game against the All Blacks at BT Murrayfield on Sunday, Wainwright said: “ It was fantastic to see Doddie, Kathy and the boys there. But what obviously was less fantastic was to see the terrible change that five years of MND has brought on the body of my old friend.

“But I’m happy to say that the sprit of the man is immense and the smile in his eyes is still there. And his ability in inspire I evidenced by the Scotland performance. (against the All Blacks)

“And it was a wonderful tribute from Jamie Ritchie at the end of the match.

“You too can be inspired by Doddie to take some exercise.

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“It’s Doddie Aid time again. The Doddie Aid mass-participation event involving you downloading the app which is available to download now and making a donation to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, getting your team snood and joining your team.

“We have the North and Midland, the South of Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow the Barbarians again if you are not from this wonderful country and I’m very happy to say that this year we have Wales as well.

“I’m looking for a big support in Wales and am looking forward to them being involved.

“All money is going to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for research to find effective treatments for Doddie and so many other people with this terrible disease.

“Please get involved. It’s going to be  a fantastic January and February. You will really enjoy it very much.”