St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
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Ryan raises over £16000 for Motor Neurone disease

26 Nov 2020

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation founder is of one of the most recognisable personalities in rugby- Doddie Weir. Since discovering he also suffered from motor neurones disease, Doddie Weir has dedicated himself to raising funds to aid research into the cause of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures.

Ryan Thom, our Year 12 pupil completed a 100- mile cycle on Sunday 18th October in an attempt to raise £5,000 for the Doddie Weir Fund. Cycling alongside his father and Ex Scottish and Ulster Rugby International Simon Danielli, Ryan began his cycle in the early hours of the morning in Warrenpoint and headed around the east coast.

Ryan used his time during lockdown to train for this event and went on to raise over £16,000 to date alongside his team of cyclists for the foundation. Ryan is a meticulous student who is a perfectionist at everything he does! We are incredibly proud of what Ryan has achieved and we thank everyone in the school community who contributed to Ryan’s efforts. Well done Ryan!!



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