Balfour and Manson’s Diana Mackenzie laces up for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Balfour and Manson's Diana Mackenzie laces up for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Diana Mackenzie

A lawyer is going the extra mile to support the foundation set up by sports hero Doddie Weir – by running half-marathons in four different Scottish cities.

Diana Mackenzie, a litigation solicitor in Balfour and Manson’s Aberdeen office, will tackle the first race in Inverness this weekend and then the Edinburgh Half Marathon in May, followed by Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Ms Mackenzie, a member of the law firm’s newly-formed Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, is taking on the challenge to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The foundation is the firm’s 2020 charity partner and staff have many more ideas lined up to raise money for research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The foundation was launched in 2017 after Doddie Weir, one of Scottish Rugby’s most recognisable and larger-than-life personalities, revealed he was suffering from MND. My Name’5 Doddie Foundation aims to raise funds to aid research into the causes of the disease and investigate potential cures. It also makes grants to individuals suffering from the disease, to help them live as fulfilling a life as possible.

Ms Mackenzie said: “Having completed my first half marathon last year, I have set myself the challenge to run four this year, across the country in a bid to raise as much funds as possible and to raise awareness of MND and the charity.

“I know many people who have suffered, and are suffering with MND and the charity is doing very good work to help those people and their families as well as funding vital research that will help others in the future.”

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