Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Rob Burrow x Waterton Academy Trust MND appeal

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is proud to be partnered with Waterton Academy Trust to help raise funds for Rob Burrow and the MND Association. 

In December 2019, the former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half and captain Rob Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, just two years after ending his career. 

The tricky halfback was known as one of the Rhinos’ most consistent performers throughout a spate of success under former head coach Brian McDermott.

In a glittering career, Burrow was part of eighth Grand Final-winning teams, claiming the Harry Sunderland trophy in both 2007 and 2011.

Alongside his triumphs on the pitch, he was also given an MBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List following his successes in bringing more awareness to Motor Neurone Disease.

The week commencing 4th April, Waterton Academy Trust will be hosting a variety of different fundraising activities throughout their schools, including a ‘wearing your favourite club colours to school day.’ 

The activities will start at the Be Well Support Stadium with a Rugby League festival, while participants will also be offered the opportunity to parade around the pitch at half-time of Wakefield’s game against Castleford, continuing their collection of vital funds, with all money raised heading straight to the fight against MND.

Speaking upon the announcement of the fundraising event, CEO of Waterton Academy Trust, Dave Dickinson OBE, said, “The children at Waterton Academy Trust have chosen this year’s charity event to be ‘Waterton’s Academy Trust MND Week inspired by Rob Burrow MBE.

“We are delighted to be delivering this week-long event in partnership with Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation.

“I am sure the week will be a great experience for all involved and raise much-needed funds for a very worthwhile charity.

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