If ever there was an inspirational family in the world of sport then it is the Burrow family.
Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has been doing it incredibly tough the past two years after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease back in late 2019.
Since then, Rob and the likes of Kevin Sinfield have been engaging in terrific fundraising attempts in a bid to reach a breakthrough in research of the disease.
Of course, Sinfield has raised over £4 million in two separate fundraising efforts, running 101 miles in 24 hours and seven marathons in seven days.
Burrow and his family last week organised a Strictly Come Dancing-esque ball with a full house as Leeds legend Barrie McDermott came away with the spoils.
And, Rob last night revealed that his daughters have been nominated for a special award, tweeting: “@yorkshirechoice Macy, Maya and Jackson have been nominated for the young achiever award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards. They would really appreciate your vote. Voting closes this Thursday. Thanks everyone. Link below.”
@yorkshirechoice Macy, Maya and Jackson have been nominated for the young achiever award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards. They would really appreciate your vote. Voting closes this Thursday. Thanks everyone. Link below https://t.co/urE6iCN0ZQ
— Rob Burrow MBE (@Rob7Burrow) March 29, 2022
The link is here so get voting: https://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk/voteforme
Meanwhile, the blueprint for the new state-of-the art Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease in Leeds has been revealed by architects.
The first concept designs have been released and were presented to the Leeds hero and his family who could not be happier of the plans.
It’s a huge development in the project and shows how the centre will include a central courtyard garden, large internal rooms as well as shared spaces for patients and their families and carers to relax before, during and after treatments.