Leigh owner Derek Beaumont makes another kind gesture for Kevin Sinfield’s fundraising efforts

Drew Darbyshire

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont has made another donation to take Kevin Sinfield’s fundraising efforts over the £2.5million mark.

Leeds director of rugby Sinfield completed a challenge of running seven marathons in seven days to raise funds and awareness for MND Association and his good friend Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019.

Sinfield’s original target was to raise £77,777 but he smashed that target, with the total raised now being more than £2.5m.

Beaumont made an initial donation of £1,000 before making a further pledge of £6,000. The Centurions boss then donated another £2,500 to take Sinfield past the £2.5m mark.

Beaumont said: “#KnightSirKev. You are an absolute legend and inspiration.

“Rob is a super human. You are legends and amazing ambassadors to the sport and I am privileged to be able to take you past the £2.5m.”

To make a donation to Sinfield’s fundraising efforts, click here.

A petition has been launched for Kevin Sinfield to receive a knighthood after his incredible fundraising efforts for his good friend Rob Burrow and the MND Association.

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