Purplebricks has pledged to donate £5 to motor neurone disease (MND) charity My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for each home it sells in Scotland over the next 12 months.
The charity was set up by Scottish former rugby union player Doddie Weir who was diagnosed with MND in 2017.
The online agent, which is also one of Scotland’s sponsors for the Six Nations, will be raising awareness of the foundation by displaying specially designed Sold boards featuring Doddie’s tartan on all sold properties in Scotland for the rest of 2019.
It has also made a £25,000 donation to the cause.
Michael Bruce, founder of Purplebricks, said: “Doddie’s frank and honest approach, vitality and courage is an inspiration for us all.
“We’ve been supporting Scottish rugby since the autumn internationals and, when we heard about the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, we wanted to get involved.”
Bruce said Purplebricks was the largest estate agent in Scotland, claiming it sells more houses, more quickly than anyone else, adding: “So what better way to help than using our Sold signs to promote Doddie’s foundation and donating every time we sell.”
Doddie added: “I was chuffed when I heard Purplebricks wanted to come on board and support the foundation.
“I love the idea of a patchwork of my tartan appearing all round Scotland as people sell their homes and move on to their new place.
“You never know what’s around the corner and everyone should live their life to the fullest, so, if you’re thinking of moving, do go ahead and help us tackle MND at the same time.”