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Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow given incredible accolade for the first time ever

Rob Burrow has been given an incredible accolade as him and his family put the finishing touches together for their Strictly Come Dancing-esque ball.

Ten contestants, including Leeds Rhinos legend Barrie McDermott, will be taking part for one night only to raise money for Burrow and Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Meanwhile, Rob and his wife Lindsey have been key in raising awareness of the disease with the Rob Burrow Centre for MND raising over £1.7 million so far.

And, the duo have now bee asked to be patrons of the Leeds Hospitals Charity following their excellent work.

Lindsey told the Wakefield Express: “Rob and I feel is a great honour and privilege to be asked by Leeds Hospitals Charity to be patrons. Together, we will continue to do everything we can to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support the Charity and the Rob Burrow Centre for MND appeal.”

Esther Wakeman, Chief Executive at Leeds Hospitals Charity said: “It has been truly awe-inspiring to see the Burrow family’s efforts to raise funds and awareness since Rob was diagnosed.

Despite facing their own personal battle, it’s been incredible to see their commitment to supporting people living with MND and their loved ones. We’re excited to be working with Rob and Lindsey in their new role as patrons to help bring this wonderful project to life.”

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