On 23 July 2021 Dr Jack Cunningham, Reader in Ecclesiastical history at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) will begin a journey of over 300 miles in aid of the My Name5Doddie Foundation.

The epic ride will see Jack travel from Lincoln to his hometown of Letterkenny in Donegal, Ireland, leading a team of family members. The journey will take them a week after a short rest in Liverpool.

This journey is in aid of the Scottish Rugby player, Doddie Weir's charity My Name5Doddie Foundation. The My Name5Doddie Foundation is a Motor Neuron Disease (MND) charity and, speaking ahead of his journey, Jack discussed how their work, along with the death of his brother Mark from MND earlier this year inspired him to organise his fundraiser:

“Every day six people will be diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. and six people will die each day. MND is a terrible affliction but the fight against it grows stronger each day. It is our fervent hope that this bike ride will be a small contribution to the struggle to end this terrible illness.”

BGU will be covering Jack’s ride and provide regular updates. If you’d like to support Jack, you can sponsor him by visiting:


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