Donate Donate to our current appeals Rob Burrow Centre for MND Appeal Appeal FAQs Appeal FAQs Are there any designs or visuals of the new centre? As it is still early days, there are currently no designs or visuals available of what the centre might look like. How much will the new centre cost? Our appeal hopes to raise £5m to fund the building of the new centre and create a deserving centre of this condition and of Rob Burrow’s name. Where will the new centre be located? We are currently working with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to identify a location that will help reduce travel across hospital sites and be much more accessible for patients with mobility issues. When will the new centre open? The development of the centre will depend on how quickly the £5m fundraising target can be reached. This is an ambitious project and at this stage the appeal is being launched to tie in with the heightened publicity around Rob Burrow’s autobiography and the shortlist of the BBC Documentary about Rob for the National Television Awards. Full plans, designs and details will be released in the next few months. How did the appeal come about? The work that Rob Burrow has been doing to raise the profile of MND and to boldly share his journey with the disease has raised the profile of MND significantly. His tireless work to further knowledge and understanding has allowed others to recognise their condition earlier. It is thanks to Rob, his family and your donations that a new purpose-built care centre of excellence will be built, as a positive and fitting legacy to the work that Rob has done in this area. Is there anything like this already in the UK? While other MND research and treatment centres exist, The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease will be the first to have its design led by the holistic needs of the patient and their family, creating a supportive environment that complements the expert team providing the care. This will be a flagship centre that brings together treatment, support, education and aspiration into one bespoke environment.