Collection: MND Fundraising section

I have been lucky to have become friends with a runner from Shrewsbury, who has dedicated a massive amount of his time and energy in to raising money for MND after he watched the Rob Burrow story back in 2019, his name is Graham Berry and is a Wigan fan... and now a secret Rhinos fan because of his new ties with Leeds.  

Graham has raised over £14k for MND including doing a 3 day 150 km run from Shrewsbury to Headingley stadium via Wigan and he is doing a 12 hour run around Wigans stadium in September, he deserves our full support.  I have done charity raffles, calendars etc and a proud sponsor of Grahams running shirt and 25% is donated from all Rhinos products I sell to contribute, as I can't run for shit!

Rob is one of my favourite players EVER to wear the Blue and Amber and I saw him make his debut, alongside another debutant in Wayne McDonald who is 6 ft 7" and like many people would have thought, how is this 5 ft 4" player going to compete with the giants of Rugby League, wow, how he proved me and so many others wrong, as Robbie Paul recently put it, he's a 6ft 3" guy in a 5ft 4" body, he always played with heart and loved every minute of the match and was an integral part of a team that won everything, scoring the best try I've seen live against Saints at Old Trafford and countless other memorable moments.

This competitive attitude was taken forward in to his battle of MND and an inspiration, a legend are words that don't do him justice, he is far greater than that... he did everything to let us in to his lives, to benefit the thousands of other MND warriors out there, he always had a smile on his face, a cheeky twinkle in his eye, of what he was going to say next, he said he would fight until his last breath and serendipitously the timing of it was almost written in the stars, as the day after, work would start on the MND centre that will bear Robs name and he told everyone to be there. He did everything for his young family and that was his priority through his playing career and his MND battle.

Sally Nugent, the BBC Newsreader who followed this story on the day after, summarised the events up until his tragic death... as everyone just needs to be more Burrow.... and the world would be a much happier place.

I watched the Documentary and never cried as much... ever, I went down to the stadium and saw shirts and heartfelt messages from across the sporting world and have just been over to Farsley to do a photo shoot of an MG and seen around 150 people from the Farsley Flyers meet up and do a run in his memory, there's screens up in Scotland, the final on Saturday is played at 3.07pm the whole country is behind you Rob!

I want to continue helping Graham raise money for MND as every time I think of Rob or I see Kev doing another run, I just want to do something, anything to help rid the world of this cruel disease.  Please either purchase an item or just send Graham Berry some money on the link below.

In adversity dare to dream