Rob Burrow’s father Geoff reveals “fantastic news” as more funding to come in fight against MND

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow was sadly diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2019.

The eight-time Super League Champion has since battled the cruel disease hard and has inspired millions of people in this country and abroad. On the back of this plenty of amazing people including Burrow’s former captain Kevin Sinfield have done many a fundraiser for MND charities and have raised millions of pounds to help fight the cruel and unforgiving disease.

There is even to be a MND centre built on Rob Burrow’s name in what will be a massive benefit to the MND community whilst Leeds Rugby Foundation’s role in the Leeds 10k has seen more money raised for the centre and in the general fight against the disease.

The only disappointing news recently is the fact that the government has still to released the promised £50 million to help find a cure for the disease.

That is until now with Burrow’s father Geoff revealing the “fantastic news” on Twitter.

Geoff, who has been a great support to his son, has been very outspoken about the government’s inability to deliver what they promised but now there has been a step in the right direction.

Geoff took to Twitter to say: “Finally heard some fantastic news earlier today from the MNDA, that the Government had agreed a revised Application Process in order to release some of the £50 million “Promised” towards MND Research into a Cure. Just a shame we have had to wait nearly a year!”

Hopefully this can be a major boost in the fight against the disease.

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