Rob Burrow CBE is an English former professional rugby league player. An England and Great Britain representative, he spent his entire professional career with Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, making over 400 appearances. Burrow was known for many years as “the smallest player in Super League”. Despite this, he was one of the most successful players in the competition’s history.
In December 2019, Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) at the age of just 37. Rob has three young children and is battling hard to raise awareness and support fundraising to aid research into MND. Rob was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2024 New Year Honours for services to motor neurone disease awareness.
Rob’s aspiration is to raise funds to build a new centre that will be a hub of innovation, education and excellence for MND in the region, and will see all MND services housed under one roof for the first time. Supporting all aspects of the patient’s journey, the centre will create comfortable and peaceful surroundings for patients and their families, including space to reflect after difficult conversations.
How can I help?
Help us raise much needed funds by joining Rob and his family and friends at the Winter Gardens on Saturday 20th April for the ‘Burrow Strictly Ball’.
10 celebrities will take to the floor to compete for the glitterball trophy, along with some amazing prizes in the auction and raffle. We will be joined by celebrity judges and hosts and promises to be a night you do not want to miss.
Help Rob today by raising money for the MND community.
Ticket price includes a delicious three-course meal and an evening full of fantastic entertainment.