A fund set up to help rugby league legend Rob Burrow in his fight against Motor Neurone Disease has exceeded £200,000.
The 37-year-old went public with his news on December 19, and since revealing his diagnosis fans across the country have helped raise money to support Burrow and his family.
The initial target of £20,000 was smashed within hours as players past and present auctioned off a variety of memorabilia.
A bucket collection also took place at Elland Road on Boxing Day during Leeds United’s Betfred Championship clash with Preston North End.
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Meanwhile, Bradford have announced that their share of proceedings for their meeting with the Rhinos on January 12 will be donated to the fund.
The game, originally a testimonial fundraiser for Jamie Jones-Buchanan, will now also help raise money for Burrow’s fight against Motor Neurone Disease.
Burrow won eight Grand Finals, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups in his 17 seasons at Leeds. He retired in 2017 and is the Head Coach of the Rhinos Reserve team.
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