MORE than £1,000 has been raised for motor neurone disease charity My Name’5 Doddie by a fund-raiser at a Tynedale pub.

The Twice Brewed Inn held a pub quiz, raffle and a silent auction for the charity, and raised £1,100.

Former Scotland, Lions and Newcastle Falcons player Doddie Weir set the charity up after being diagnosed with MND in 2017.

Doddie is well known by regulars at the Twice Brewed as his wife, Kathy, is from Bellingham.

The Twice Brewed have chosen My Name’5 Doddie as their charity of the year, and the fundraiser looks set to be the first of many.

Steve Blair, manager at the inn, said: “We chose the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for our charity of the year because Doddie is known to so many of our customers.

“To hear of a young chap being diagnosed with such a terrible condition has really been felt in the Tyne Valley.

“It’s a worthy and current cause we could all empathise with.”

Local businesses made donations for a raffle, with prizes including dinner for two at Langley Castle and a hamper from Billy Bells in Haltwhistle.

Meanwhile a silent auction was held online, offering a day out with artist Mary Ann Rogers at her gallery and a painting from artist Sarah Corrigan.

Steve added: “It was a great night and we were overwhelmed by the support from our customers. Everyone was so generous/

“Doddie is an inspiration to us all and we will continue to have fund-raising events throughout the year to support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

“We want to contribute as much as we can to the research to find a cure for MND.”