Charity Patrons

Rugby League legend Rob Burrow and his wife, Lindsey, have been given the honour of becoming Leeds Hospitals Charity’s first ever patrons.

The announcement of the couple’s new role came after the Burrow family spearheaded our Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Appeal.

Read more: The Rob Burrow Centre for MND Centre Appeal

Rob was diagnosed with MND in 2019, and since then his family have worked tirelessly to help raise awareness and funds for several charities, including our appeal to build a specialist MND centre in our city.

Lindsey, who works as a Physiotherapist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals has seen first-hand the difference charitable donations can make:

"Rob and I feel is a great honour and privilege to be asked by Leeds Hospitals Charity to be patrons. Together, we will continue to do everything we can to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support the Charity and the Rob Burrow Centre for MND appeal."

Rob & Lindsey Burrow - Photo credit Lorne Campbell

Since the Rob Burrow Centre for MND appeal launched in September 2021, over £4 million has been raised. This is thanks to incredible support from the people of Leeds, the UK and beyond, and of course Kevin Sinfield’s heroic fundraising efforts through his Extra Mile and Ultra 7 challenges.

Read more: Sinfield to Embark on Biggest Challenge Yet