A Warrington fan and her dad are walking to all the UK Super League grounds to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease association in honour of Rob Burrow.
Liz Wright, 20, started the journey with dad Gary, 50, on Tuesday at Hull KR, and hopes to finish at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on Saturday.
The challenge covers 180 miles, with up to 14 hours of walking per day and visits the home grounds of Hull, Castleford, Wakefield, Leeds, Huddersfield, Salford, Leigh, Wigan and St Helens.
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Liz said: “Watching Rob’s story being documented really touched my heart and made me understand the huge impact which MND has on people so I felt it is important for me to try and do my part to help fund the care and research into the disease.
“I also loved they way the rugby league community came together and put all rivalries aside to show support to Rob.”
Liz, who lives in Widnes, is a student nurse currently studying at Edge Hill
She added: “I started watching Warrington 3/4 years ago, I loved the atmosphere and excitement of the games. My boyfriend has always supported Warrington and so he took me to a game and have been season ticket members since then!”
Since Rob Burrow’s MND diagnosis was revealed in December 2019, rugby league has raised £3m to help support research, with a large part of that connected to the efforts of Burrow’s former Leeds team mate Kevin Sinfield, who ran seven marathons in seven days in December 2020.
Earlier this week, the first “Rob Burrow Day” (July 7) was organised by Leeds Rhinos to celebrate not only Burrow’s achievements on the pitch but his inspirational efforts to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease.
Both Burrow and Sinfield were named patrons of MND association earlier this week.
To donate to Liz’s fundraising, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liz-wright01