This Leeds Hospitals Charity exhibition shows 7 stories; 7 was Rob Burrow’s rugby league shirt number.
The exhibition will begin at Leeds Train Station, on Friday 4th November and run until the weekend of the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon in May. During this time the exhibition will move to the following locations:
4th - 24th Nov: Leeds Train Station24th Nov - 12th Dec: Kirkgate Market 12th - 27th Dec: Dortmound Sq9th - 30th Jan: Briggate6th - 25th Feb: Corn Exchange
They offer a glimpse of a bigger picture. Roughly 40 people will be diagnosed in Leeds each year with this cruellest of diseases. More than half of those who receive a diagnosis of MND die within two years.
These 7, including Rob, bravely volunteered to share their stories in support of our appeal to build a new Rob Burrow Centre for MND. Rob Burrow and his wife, Lindsey, are patrons of Leeds Hospitals Charity.
A true Leeds hero, Rob has put MND into devastating focus, and by doing so, inspired thousands of us to fundraise for the cause.
These are stories of love, hope, and courage. Those devastated by MND deserve more. We’re halfway to our target to realise Rob’s vision.
Please, donate what you can, to help us build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND, here in Leeds.
Rugby League legend Rob Burrow, 40, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019 and can no longer walk or talk.
Louise Jordan, 61, a GP, was diagnosed with MND in 2021. She is hoping to raise awareness, and funds, for the new Rob Burrow Centre for MND.
Kerry Everett, 50, takes part in charity runs in memory of her brother, Scott, who died from MND when he was 48.
Katie Dowson is a digital director for the NHS who has raised over £10k for charity in her dad Warren's name, who sadly died from MND in 2018.
Jude’s son Jody died of MND in 2017, aged just 38. Since then, Jude de Vos has climbed Ben Nevis to raise funds for the Rob Burrow Centre for MND appeal.
Dr John Hamlin is a consultant gastroenterologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. His wife Susie, who worked at the same hospital, died aged 45 from MND.
Ian Flatt was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2019 - the same year as Rob Burrow.
The centre will have its design led by the holistic needs of MND patients and their families, creating a supportive environment to complement the expert care.
Behind the Scenes of our 7 Stories Exhibition, at the Motor Neurone Disease clinic, Seacroft.