Staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals are being motivated by former Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos players to get moving at work this week, whilst raising money for The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease, in the #7in7 challenge.

Ben Parker, former Leeds United player and Keith Senior, former Leeds Rhino, spent time outdoors with the motor neurone disease team in Seacroft, demonstrating and motivating the team to complete 7 minutes of daily exercise together for Wellbeing at Work Week from 14th March, and challenge staff across the organisation to do the same.

Comments Dr Agam Jung, Consultant Neurologist; “We did one warm-up session together in the team and it felt great to not only be doing something together, sharing an experience, but to be doing this with an aim to raise money to build a new centre in Rob’s name. We’re more than happy to lead the way and encourage other staff to get involved and to donate.”

Paul Watkins, Director of Fundraising at Leeds Hospitals Charity said; “We’ve been amazed by how the #7in7 challenge has grown into a real movement, inspired by Kevin Sinfield’s first fundraising event back in 2020. We’re so grateful to everyone who has got behind our Rob Burrow Centre for MND appeal, and it’s incredible to see their inventive ways of fundraising. It’s great to see Leeds Teaching Hospital staff on board not only with the fundraising, but with the focus on looking after their own wellbeing.”

Wellbeing at Work takes place annually at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, and is made up of a series of drop-in online information sessions and inspirational talks. With more and more staff spending longer at their desks or working without breaks, adding a physical and bonding challenge to the week has motivated staff to get involved.


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