Kevin Sinfield completes Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge raising more than £1.3m

Josh McAllister
Kevin Sinfield Rob Burrow PA Images

Kevin Sinfield has completed his Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge, finishing at Old Trafford during half-time of the Men’s World Cup final, raising more than £1.3million. 

It smashes his original target of £777,777. 

Sinfield, 42, started his challenge in Edinburgh on Sunday in support of MND and former team-mate Rob Burrow, who he met with on the penultimate day at Headingley Stadium.

Burrow, diagnosed with MND in late 2019, has again been the inspiration behind Sinfield’s latest fundraising challenge, along with former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir and ex-Bradford captain Stephen Darby, who also live with the disease.

Sinfield’s final leg saw him take on 38 miles from University of Bradford Stadium to Halifax, Saddleworth, Failsworth and Deansgate in Manchester before finishing on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Australia and Samoa.

World Cup chief Jon Dutton has been one of several high-profile faces to have joined Sinfield on his fundraising journey, alongside the likes of Jamie Peacock and Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

Kevin Sinfield fundraising efforts

Sinfield’s Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge will mainly benefit the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND in Leeds.

There will also be donations to MND Scotland, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and the 4ED campaign, in support of former Gloucester and Leicester rugby player Ed Slater, who was recently diagnosed with the disease.

In late 2020, Sinfield raised £2.7million for MND charities after running seven marathons in seven days and a further sum in excess of £1m was generated in November 2021 after he completed a run of 101 miles in 24 hours.

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