It was announced in December that both Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield would receive the massive award of being granted ‘Freedom of the City of Leeds’ which is the highest honour that cities in the UK can bestow upon citizens.
Following that announcement Burrow also earned the Helen Rollason Award at the 2022 Sports Personality of the Year awards in recognition of his brilliant work in battling Motor Neurone Disease, whilst also raising awareness and helping to raise millions of pounds.
Sinfield too was honoured with a special recognition trophy and now in the new year it was time for Burrow to actually receive his award, something he did attended by his wife Lindsey.
In a post shared by Burrow’s former club he is visible alongside his wife who smiling proudly in front of the plaque that now bears both his and Sinfield’s names.
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The brilliant award comes just a day after the racehorse named after the amazing man was unfortunately declared a non-runner at Doncaster races ahead of it’s maiden run.
The race was set to help raise plenty of attention surrounding MND, and all money earnt by Beep Beep Burrow was set to be donated to continue to fundraise and fight MND.
Burrow announced his diagnosis of the disease in December 2019 and he continues to lead the fight to raise awareness and funding for the currently incurable disease, that battle being just one reason why he’s been recognised today with this incredible award.