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Sportsman's Dinner with Scott Hastings and Doddie Weir

Friday 9 February 2018, 19:00 to 23:59

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Charity fundraiser event in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) Compered by Lester Crabtree

Compere:
Lester Crabtree is an outstanding, dynamic comedian with his own unique, cheeky, yet attacking style. Lester Crabtree has undoubtedly emerged as one of the most sought after comedians on the UK comedy & Corporate after dinner circuit today.
Lester is a very versatile comedian and is at ease whether performing to a mixed audience, Men only or even Ladies nights and recently was asked to perform along side Joe Longthorne. Lester has also appeared along side the likes of Mike Tyson, Nigel Benn, Roberto Duran, Bernard Manning, The Merseybeats, Jimmy Greaves, Ricky Hatton, Smokin Joe Frazier, Alan Shearer, John Parrot, Steve Davis, Suzanne Shaw and Perrier Award Winner Daniel Kitson from Phoenix Nights, to name a few.

Guest speakers:
Scott Hastings, a Scottish Rugby Union player. He won 65 caps at centre for Scotland from 1986 to 1997. Scott is the younger brother of Scottish great Gavin Hastings. They both earned their first cap on 17 January 1986 against France. When he retired, he was Scotland's most-capped player ever. Twice a member of the British Lions in 1989 (Australia) and 1993 (New Zealand) where he suffered a shattered cheekbone and did not play against the All Blacks.

(George) 'Doddie' Weir started playing rugby for Stewart's Melville RFC, his former school, in Edinburgh. He studied at the Scottish Agricultural College, gaining an HND, from 1988–1991. He moved to Melrose RFC in the Borders and was part of the team that won six Scottish club championships. He later moved to England in 1995 to join the Newcastle Falcons and was part of the Premiership winning side of 1997–98. He also started the victorious 2001 Anglo-Welsh Cup final. He moved back to Scotland to join the newly reformed Borders team in 2002 where he remained until his retirement from professional rugby.
In June 2017, it was made public that Doddie was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. He announced his diagnosis via Twitter in order to promote Global MND Awareness Day. Doddie has stated that he is planning to set up a foundation named 'My Name's Doddie' in order to 'raise funds for research into a cure for MND and to provide grants to people living with the condition'

Tickets £40 from HERE

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