Glen Moray and Uhuru Rum donate on-kit sponsorship to charities for Clermont clash
Edinburgh Rugby Partners Glen Moray and Uhuru Rum have once again generously donated their on-kit sponsorship to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and conservation charity Tusk for tonight’s EPCR Challenge Cup clash against ASM Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Michelin (8 December, kick-off 8pm GMT/9pm local).
The capital outfit begin their European campaign away to the French Top 14 giants where the squad will be wearing it’s 2023/24 Macron alternate kit.
The Glen Moray an Uhuru Rum brands usually feature on the right shoulder and sleeve of the team’s match jersey, however they will tonight be replaced by the respective sponsors’ chosen charities for the clash in France, where legislation prohibits alcohol companies from advertising during sponsor events.
It will the second straight year that both partners kindly donate their on-kit sponsorship, having done the same in January when Edinburgh Rugby claimed a decisive 21-34 road victory against Castres Olympique in the Investec Champions Cup.
Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director Douglas Struth has thanked both partners for raising awareness and providing each charity a platform to promote their respective causes.
Struth said: “We’re delighted to see Glen Moray an Uhuru Rum donate their on-kit sponsor space to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Tusk, two charitable organisations with differing causes but hugely important reasons for fundraising.
“This is the second season both Glen Moray and Uhuru Rum have donated their on-kit space. We were proud to carry the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Tusk brands on our match jerseys in an important win in Castres last year – hopefully it brings us the same luck as we take on Clermont tonight.”
Launched in November 2017 by the late Doddie Weir OBE and his trustees, My Name’5 Doddie foundation is committed to helping improve the lives of those affected by Motor Neuron Disease, providing grants and charitable sums for the MND Association and MND Scotland.
Doddie Aid – the mass-participation exercise event founded by former Scotland captain Rob Wainwright – will soon return for a fourth year, giving those signing-up the chance to join a 30,000 strong community who’ve raised over £2 million for MND research.
On donating sponsor space to My Name’5 Doddie, Glen Moray UK Marketing Manager, James Collins said: “The Glen Moray team is proud to once again donate our space on Edinburgh Rugby’s kit to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for the team’s forthcoming game in France.
“This is a charity that we know is close to the heart of the whole rugby community in Scotland, and it’s a most worthy cause that we’re very happy to support.”
Tusk is a British non-profit organisation set up for the protection of threatened wildlife species across Africa and already benefits from 10% of Uhuru’s net sales, with this latest initiative designed to help their cause further still.
Tusk CEO, Charlie Mayhew MBE said: “We greatly value our partnership with Uhuru and are thrilled to be recognised by Edinburgh Rugby at such a high-profile game.
“Enormous thanks to Uhuru and Edinburgh Rugby for your tremendous support and for helping Tusk reach a new and wide audience.”