Rob Burrow still overwhelmed by support from public

Leeds legend Rob Burrow says he is still blown away by the generosity and kindness from the public following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease.

The Rhinos held a gala dinner on Friday night which raised more than £200,000 for Burrow and to aid research of MND.

And £320,000 has been raised on Burrow’s online fund, which was set up by the club’s foundation.

Burrow said: “There were a lot of people here tonight for me and there were a lot of supporting celebrities here so I’m overwhelmed by it all but quite nervous at the same time.

“I’m not used to being royalty in the sporting world like tonight but I’m totally overwhelmed by the people being here to support me.

“It’s hard to put in to words how I’ve been helped and supported by not only the rugby league community – but by other sports as well.

“We hear a lot of bad news on social media but the shining light in this is how nice people out there want to help so I’m really grateful and I can never really say how grateful I am.

“I’m feeling good. I say this all the time but my voice makes me look really poorly but I’m feeling good. I’ve got flickering muscles but no pain. Mentally, I’m fine and I’m really good apart from the voice.”


To donate to Burrow’s fund, click here.

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