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Rob Burrow – Patron

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Rob Burrow: A True Warrior On and Off the Rugby Field

In the world of rugby, few names resonate as strongly as Rob Burrow’s. Over his illustrious 16-year career with the Leeds Rhinos, he not only left an indelible mark on the sport but also became a symbol of resilience and determination. Burrow’s prowess on the field earned him widespread admiration, culminating in 8 Super League titles and 2 Challenge Cups.

Beyond the rugby pitch, Burrow is a devoted family man. His life with wife Lindsey has blessed them with two daughters and a son. However, in 2019, the Burrow family faced an unexpected challenge that would change their lives forever.

Living with MND:

In a heartbreaking announcement, Rob Burrow revealed that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is a debilitating condition that affects the brain and nerves, gradually leading to the loss of muscle function. Instead of succumbing to it, Burrow took on the challenge with the same tenacity that defined his rugby career.

Determined to make a difference, Rob Burrow turned his personal battle into a platform for raising awareness about MND. His courage and resilience in the face of adversity have inspired countless individuals around the world. Burrow, along with his wife Lindsey, actively engages in fundraising efforts for MND research and support.

Rob Burrow, alongside his former teammates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott, has been actively working to promote understanding and support for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Their collective efforts have not gone unnoticed, as of 2023, both Rob and Kevin have been honoured with CBEs (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to raising attention and support for MND. This prestigious acknowledgment underscores their dedication to making a meaningful impact in the fight against it. 

Ambassadorial Role:

Taking his commitment a step further, Rob Burrow has become an ambassador for the Good Racing Company. 

Rob Burrow’s Racing Club is more than just a charitable endeavour; it’s a community rallying behind a common cause. This initiative, in collaboration with the MND Association, seeks to harness the power of the community to support those affected by MND. The Club consists of three horses which are Beep Beep Burrow, Macarone and Burrow Seve. Memberships are available for those looking to contribute to Rob Burrows’s ongoing fight against MND. Members enjoy regular updates, exclusive stable experiences, and opportunities to participate in competitions and networking events. To date, the Good Racing has fundraised and donated a total of £177,777 to the MND Association and Rob Burrows Discretionary Trust. 

The Rob Burrow Racing Club  with the Good Racing Company, persists in shedding light on and generating funds for the MND Community. 

Conclusion:

Rob Burrow’s journey from the rugby field to battling MND is nothing short of inspirational. His unwavering spirit, both on and off the field, showcases the true essence of a sportsman and a humanitarian. As he continues to fight for a world without MND, Rob Burrow stands as a beacon of hope and a reminder that, with courage and determination, one can overcome even the toughest challenges life throws their way.

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