Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


A Close Shave For Doddie

Scotland and Edinburgh rugby fan, Ian Wallace is raising money for My Name’5 Doddie by shaving off his beard.

This might not sound that challenging but Ian is well known in Scottish rugby circles as “The Beard Of Scottish Rugby” and if you don’t know him by name you’ll certainly recognise his beard.

“I’ve known Doddie for somewhere in the region of 40 yrs from when he played goalkeeper for our boys team in Stow,” explains Wallace. “Doddie was the lad from the farm at Cortleferry with the huge smile and infectious personality.” 

“Doddie has tackled his diagnosis head on and when a lot of people could have looked solely at their own plight Doddie has looked to help the cause of all those who have received the same diagnosis.” 

“As a player Doddie was loved by all the rugby family. Since his diagnosis and the courage he has shown in this fight I think it’s fair to say that he is loved and respected by those outside the rugby family just as much now.”

“My beard is a huge part of who I am, it’s given me confidence to be more out going and it’s fair to say I get recognised quite a bit by rugby supporters because of it. I can’t deny that the attention is flattering and its certainly got me a few beers. “

Ian will be getting his beard shaved off on 12 September and hoping to broadcast it live on Facebook.

Ian has already raised over £2000 and is hoping to reach £3000 before the big shave. To donate you can visit his Just Giving page by clinking the link below:

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