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Ross Sutherland launch fundraising March Into May challenge to raise funds for clubhouse and My Name'5 Doddie


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross Sutherland are about to embark on a fitness fundraising challenge – and they want you to joint them.

Inspired by the success of DoddieAid in January, the Stags have decided to launch their own event, where participants sign up and pledge to complete a set number of miles throughout the campaign.

The distance can be covered in any way the participant wants – walking, running, cycling, swimming or whatever other method comes to mind, with the money raised going towards both the team’s new clubhouse in Invergordon and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Members of Ross Sutherland took part in DoddieAid at the start of the year, enjoying the mental and physical benefits of daily exercise.

Ross Sutherland have not played a competitive match since the pandemic forced sport to shut down in March 2020. Picture: Peter Carson
Ross Sutherland have not played a competitive match since the pandemic forced sport to shut down in March 2020. Picture: Peter Carson

They have also been working hard to complete the new clubhouse, but have faced delays and funding issues as a result of the pandemic.

Dubbed March Into May, the challenge begins on Sunday with participants being broken into five teams based on their area – Inverness and the Black Isle, Easter Ross, Wester Ross and Skye, Sutherland and exiles.

The target is £50,000 to be split evenly between the two causes, with the £25 sign up fee also including a free social membership at the club for the 2021/21 season.

“We are encouraging anyone – they don’t have to be interested in rugby – who wants to get fit from the end of March through to May 1 to sign up for this,” club president John Scott said.

“They can raise money for the two charities, which will help us put a few more finishing touches on the clubhouse and raise some money for MND research.

“It’s going to be very inclusive, and as we come out of lockdown people will want to get out of the house and do some exercise.

“They can track their mileage on Strava, and any sort of exercise will do – walking the dog, canoeing, riding a horse, whatever.”


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