Denis Duncan House is renamed Doddie Weir House
A substantial donation from the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has enabled us to replace and upgrade equipment at our accessible self-catering holiday accommodation, Denis Duncan House in Dirleton, East Lothian.
The MN5D Foundation is committed to helping improve the lives of those affected by Motor Neuron Disease and Leuchie has been a long-time supporter of the work and research they do.
The refurb will enable Leuchie families and carers can enjoy quality time together in a beautiful surrounding.
In appreciation of the £25k donation, Leuchie has renamed Denis Duncan House to Doddie Weir House, marking the special occasion with a sign unveiling with Doddie Weir’s wife, Kathy and MN5D Foundation Trustee, Scott Hastings and Leuchie Patron, Gavin Hastings.
Leuchie CEO, Mark Bevan said: “A family break is something many of us enjoy, or event take for granted. But, if you have a physically disabled family member, there are very few truly accessible and highly equipped places to enjoy a break together. With the help of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, Leuchie’s purpose-built self-catering house in Dirleton will enable any family which has a disabled member to enjoy a fantastic break together. Kathy Weir has talked about how important family holidays were for her, Doddie and the boys and how difficult these were towards the end because nowhere was equipped to meet their needs. Leuchie is proud to name the house in memory of Doddie and all that he stood for, including having a great time with family and friends.”
The works will take place early January 2023 and will not affect any booked holidays.