Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow pictured receiving MBE for services to rugby league and Motor Neurone Disease

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has received his MBE from Windsor Castle today.

Rob, having been given the award by Princess Anne, was shown with a beaming smile emblazoned across his face.

November 2019 is a day that will forever be etched in the hearts of minds of the rugby league fraternity.

Rob Burrow, Leeds Rhinos, England and Great Britain legend, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease after hanging up his boots in 2017.

Burrow’s family have been willing to document the hardships surrounding the disease as well as helping to drive the fundraising attempts for research into MND.

Since The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease appeal launched in September 2021, over £1.6 million has been raised from across the world.

The Centre will see all MND services housed under one roof for the first time, with patients able to access a range of holistic support tailored to their needs, from speech and language therapy, to diet and nutrition advice, and physiotherapy.

Recently, the Burrow family held the Burrow Strictly Ball with Leeds legend Barrie McDermott being crowned champion.

Comperes for the evening includde BBC Look North’s Tanya Arnold and TV presenter, Helen Skelton, whist dancers included football coach and former player Brian Deane, McDermott, and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s ambassador, TV’s Dr Amir Khan, amongst others.

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