Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and Motor Neurone Disease Research yet to be given the £50 million promised by the government

Since November 2019, Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has been made to fight Motor Neurone Disease after the horrendous disease took hold on the former Super League star.

Since then, Burrow – alongside the rugby league fraternity – have taken it upon themselves to do all sorts of fundraising efforts in a bid to get the money necessary to find a cure.

His lifelong friend and former teammate Kevin Sinfield has been at the forefront of the campaign, raising £3 million with seven marathons in seven days.

But, that still hasn’t been enough with Burrow and his family and supporters putting pressure on the government to help find a cure for those 50,000 MND sufferers in the UK – money which had initially not been included in the Tory budget which came out last October.

However, Burrow’s crusade was successful and the government ended up reversing their decision to give the £50 million over five years needed to help find a cure.

That being said, none of that money has been forthcoming to Burrow and the MND plight yet and the twice-crowned Harry Sunderland Trophy winner had a strong message for the government.

He tweeted: “I am absolutely disgusted in this government. They will too busy having parties!”

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