Rob Burrow has raised huge awareness about the fight against Motor Neurone Disease with the Leeds Rhinos’ legend having been battling the disease for just over three years.
During that time period millions of pounds has been raised on behalf of Burrow by the rugby league community with his best mate Kevin Sinfield flying the flag and raising over £7 million.
Tomorrow, January 10th, an unexpected name might be raising more money for the fight against MND and that name is Beep Beep Burrow.
Beep Beep Burrow is a six-year-old racehorse that is owned by the Good Racing Company and he’s set to make his maiden run of 2023 tomorrow at Doncaster races.
Any prize money earned by the horse goes straight towards raising awareness for MND with the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Hospitals Charity being the two beneficiaries.
The second horse to be named after the Rhinos’ legend, Beep Beep Burrow missed his initial debut but is set to debut on Saturday at Doncaster in a race that will be live on Sky Sports Racing.
This news comes as the Burrow family thank BBC’s Tanya Arnold as she leaves the company today.
All the very best to Tanya Arnold – you will be SO missed, not being on BBC ❤️ thank you so much for your kind support for MND sufferers and families x
— Geoff Burrow (@burrow_geoff) January 25, 2023
Rob Burrow himself made a touching tribute to her and her role in his MND battle:
"I began my MND journey with you… and I'll never forget that"
Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield send their best wishes to BBC Yorkshire's Tanya Arnold as she leaves BBC Look North. pic.twitter.com/dQlVGSW3zg
— BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth) January 25, 2023