Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has completed his latest challenge for MND sufferers and has smashed his funding target.
But you can still donate and help this underfunded and awful disease edge towards a cure. You can donate here.
Sinfield is now not far off reaching £1 million yet again and donations can help reach them.
The plan for the fourth challenge, the ‘7 in 7 in 7 Challenge’ was to run 7 ultra marathons in 7 cities in 7 days with an extra mile each day that will show support for the MND community.
The hope was to raise £777,777 inspired again by Rob Burrow, and his playing number 7 and that has now been achieved.
They started the first run at AMT Headingley Rugby Stadium, in Leeds and run to York Minister. On day 2, they ran in Cardiff, on day 3 in Birmingham, then Edinburgh, Dublin, Brighton and finishing on day 7 in London.
The money raised, in honour of Rob Burrow, the late Doddie Weir, Stephen Darby, Ed Slater, and the 5,500 other people living with MND in the UK and the Republic of Ireland right now, will support the fight against MND. As they embarked on this ultra challenge, it doesn’t even touch the challenges that people with MND face every day.
Sinfield and co are proud to be supporting five charities with this challenge, charities which support people affected by MND and invest in research taking us closer to effective treatments and a cure for the disease. The previous challenges have shown how much this country cares and this was the same.
The MND Association will receive 41% of the money raised. This will enable the MND Association to continue its work across the country, which crucially includes supporting local groups and directly helping families who are dealing with the day to day realities of MND.
Leeds Hospitals Charity will benefit from 41% of the money raised to help build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND.
Three other MND Charities will receive 6% of the money raised, ensuring that help and support reaches people with MND in other areas. They are:
The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation which funds and assists research into the disease and is creating a network to help provide support for people diagnosed with MND.
Irish MND Association which provides essential care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation which funds research into the causes of MND and potential treatments while also supporting families affected by MND.
You can donate here: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/kevin-sinfield