Rob Burrow has just this week capped off his illustrious career with the Sports Personality of the Year award for “outstanding achievement in the face of adversity” and deservedly so, but he’s been the target of a disgraceful act of vandalism whilst out with family celebrating, per his dad Geoff.
Earlier this week Burrow was accompanied by best mate Kevin Sinfield to receive the Helen Rollason award, named as such after the BBC journalist who raised millions for charity in spite of a cancer diagnosis, in efforts very comparable to the brilliant fundraising efforts displayed by Burrow and Sinfield.
It’s been just over three years since Burrow announced that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and the Rhinos’ legends have been campaigning to raise awareness and funds to try and combat the neurological condition.
Burrow’s father, Geoff, has revealed that the family were out for a meal in Castleford to enjoy the festive season and possibly to celebrate the SPOTY win when Burrow’s vehicle was subject to a “disgrace of a person” scratching the disability van.
Geoff tweeted: “Well oh well – my family went out, with my wonderful son Rob, for a lovely meal at Rockello’s in Glasshoughton Castleford tonight. Unfortunately a disgrace of a person decided to scratch all over Rob’s disability van. How low are some people hey! Sleep well you scum of a person.”
Well oh well – my family went out, with my wonderful Son Rob, for a lovely meal at Rockello’s in Glasshoughton Castleford tonight.Unfortunately a disgrace of a person decided to scratch all over Rob’s Disability van 🥲how low are some people hey ! Sleep well you scum of a person
— Geoff Burrow (@burrow_geoff) December 23, 2022
But now the Leeds Rhinos legend is set to receive help from a surprising source.
David Fishwick has made a fortune with the likes of the Bank of Dave and other outside the box thinking and he now owns a company that specialises in minibuses.
Thus, he has offered to fix the minibus for free as he took to Twitter to say:
“I’ve read this Terrible story about what happened to Rob Burrows wheelchair accessible minibus.
“I own a company that specialises in Minibuses & I will fix Robs bus for free.
Ive read this Terrible story about what happened to Rob Burrows wheelchair accessible minibus. I own a company that specialises in Minibuses & I will fix Robs bus for free@Rob7Burrow does so much for good causes, it will be great to help him!https://t.co/MMIN59RFRj https://t.co/lFmqKpGfA6
— Bank on Dave (@FishwickDavid) December 24, 2022