Christmas number one? New song released for Rob Burrow

Rob Burrow with Kevin Sinfield

A Christmas song has been released in honour of rugby league legend Rob Burrow and in support of the Leeds Hospitals Charity appeal to build an MND centre.

The Christmas charity single Welcome is raising money for the Rob Burrow Centre for motor neurone disease in Leeds.

The Rhinos legend was diagnosed with MND in 2019. Since then, he has publicly raised funds and awareness for everyone impacted by the disease.

Recognising the financial setbacks that charities have faced due to COVID, songwriters Tony Hall, Steve Jones and Ian Thompson wanted to help. Moved by Burrow’s story, the band TRY decided to rework their song as a Christmas charity single.

A mixture of musicians and technicians came forward in lockdown to give their time and expertise on the song.

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Kevin Sinfield, Burrow’s close friend, has pledged his support for the single. He said: “I know that Christmas is a very special time for every family especially for Rob and his young children.

“I’m sure everyone will enjoy the single and play their part in helping it to rise up the charts and raise the fundraising total at the same time.”

Burrow added: “The single ‘Welcome’ sums up the spirit of providing a Centre for everyone affected by MND here in Leeds. I would like to thank everyone who provided their talented to make the single possible. Hopefully we can come together to make this the biggest Christmas Welcome possible.”

You can download the single for just 99p and help support the appeal to build The Rob Burrow Centre for MND


  1. I feel for you and your beautiful family Rob
    Kevin I wish I had someone like you as a friend I’ve lost 2 members of my family with mnd my brother Roy passed in June this year you are a truly incredible person hugs xxxx

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