Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has inspirational message ahead of outstanding fundraising effort

Many have been disappointed by the fact Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has not received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after raising £7 million in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease in the name of Rob Burrow.

After amazing running challenges in 2020 and 2021, he ran seven ultramarathons in seven days this year and then after that Sinfield joined Gary McKee, the so called Marathon Man, for his daily marathon raising money for Macmillan Cancer and Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

McKee has set the target of running a marathon every single day during the year of 2022 and is onto the last few legs of his journey.

Not one to avoid charity work and raising money for charity Sinfield joined McKee this morning donning a festive shirt mimicking Father Christmas.

McKee has the aim of raising £1 million and currently stands at £333,000 but with the attention that Sinfield brings and the generosity shown by the rugby league community, and hopefully now the rugby union community McKee may well reach his target.

Sinfield’s former club Leeds Rhinos also tweeted the news in the hope of raising more awareness and to recognise the brilliant work that Sinfield is doing, even in the midst of one of the biggest professional announcements in his career.

This shows the commitment Sinfield has to charity work and he has underlined it today inspiring McKee on his last run with a brilliant statement for McKee on Twitter.

He said: “Hi Gary, it’s Kev here. I just wanted to say, massive congratulations mate. You’re an absolute warrior, to run a marathon every single day is an unbelievable achievement and you have the full rugby world right behind you. We tip our hat to you, brilliant job, enjoy your beer and put your feet up for a day or two.”

You can donate to McKee’s cause here.

Sinfield is set to run the Rob Burrow Leeds marathon next year and will do so pushing Burrow around the course as they aim to raise more money for MND research.