Incredible £200k raised for Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow after motor neurone diagnosis

A fundraiser for Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has reached an incredible £200k target.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 6:37 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 11:03 am

Burrow revealed last week that he had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) of which there is currently no known cure.

The 37-year-old won eight Grand Finals, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups in 17 years during a glittering career with the Rhinos.

Burrow retired from playing at the end of the 2017 season, winning an eighth Super League Grand Final in his last game.

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More than 200,000 pounds has been raised for Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow

Fans quickly rallied in support after the announcement of his diagnosis, raising more than £50,000 for Burrow and his family in just one day.

On Saturday evening, the fundraiser on VirginMoney has reached a £200,000 target with more than 9,000 people donating to the cause.

The fund will support Rob in his treatment and help his wife and three young children, all under the age of eight, in the years ahead.

Leeds United's players showed their support for the Rhinos legend on Boxing Day - wearing t-shirts during the warm-up with a picture of Burrow along with the message 'Stay Strong Rob'.