Rob Burrow made patron of MND initiative in racing

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Rob Burrow, the rugby league legend, has become a patron of a horse racing initiative which raises money for motor neurone disease (MND) charities.

A club has been formed in the name of the ex-Leeds Rhinos star in association with The Good Racing Company, which fundraises by selling memberships to the Rob Burrow Racing Club.

Burrow, who was diagnosed with MND in 2019, was also presented with two cheques, each worth £7,777 in tribute to the number seven Burrow wore in his playing days. Standing at just 5 feet 5 inches tall, Burrow defied physical expectations with his speed, agility, and tenacity on the field, earning him the nickname “The Little Legend” prior to his diagnosis.

Burrow said he was “extremely grateful” for the fundraising support. He told the BBC, “I think it is a brilliant and innovative way they’re fundraising by selling memberships to the Rob Burrow Racing Club.”

Rob Burrow’s legacy transcends the sport of rugby league, symbolizing strength, perseverance, and the power of the human spirit.

Katie Gilmour is the host of Poles, Piaffe & Prosecco: the podcast for riders that love to train, laugh and drink prosecco! The podcast is free to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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