2018 is a big year for our Leicester Tigers. It is the year that they celebrate their huge birthday that is 125 years!
Tonight’s event was a dinner to celebrate the important anniversary and along with over 500 guests there were many Leicester Tigers legends in attendance.The event included a drinks reception, three course meal, extremely entertaining player question and answer sessions on stage and fundraising in aid of the My Name is Doddie foundation which raises valuable funds for Motor Neurone Disease research.
Former Scotland international Doddie Weir, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease just over a year ago, was a special guest and issued a special thank-you to supporters who raised more than £21,000 during the auction in support of his Foundation which seeks to aid sufferers and fund research into treatment of the condition. How amazing is that??
This group and their supports are often known as the Tigers family and that is the exact kind of atmosphere that was in the room that night – a family atmosphere. The family-feeling clearly extends beyond the club judging by the amazing cause they were fundraising for.
Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen, in welcoming all the guests, said: “There are many ways in which to judge whether or not a club is a great club, but by whichever criteria, we believe this is the greatest rugby club in the world.” I couldn’t agree more Simon.