Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Appeal passes £5 million fundraising milestone!
18 December 2023
18 December 2023
Thanks to Kevin Sinfield's heroic fundraising efforts through his #7in7in7 challenge, we have now raised £5.3 million for our appeal to build the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease in Leeds.
We are now one step closer to making Rob Burrow's dream of a state-of-the-art MND centre at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust a reality, with £1.5 million left to raise to reach our £6.8 million target.
Esther Wakeman, CEO of Leeds Hospitals Charity said:
“It’s thanks to Kevin’s inspirational fundraising efforts that we have now passed the £5 million fundraising milestone to help us make his friend Rob Burrow’s dream of a specialist MND centre in Leeds a reality. I am so grateful to every person who has supported Kevin Sinfield, donated and fundraised, thank you! ”
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An update on the progress of the design and build of the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease
During Kevin’s challenge, the Burrow family visited Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to meet with architects Corstorphine & Wright who were appointed to design the centre in Rob’s name this Summer.
Rob and Lindsey were joined by his parents Geoff and Irene and Rob’s sister’s Joanne and Claire for an update on the progress of the build.
Geoff Burrow said: “When Rob was diagnosed there was no hope, but now I feel there is hope. This centre means the world to us. It’s a massive step forward to the future opening of the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease which will be for all people living with MND and their families.”
“The centre is only possible thanks to everyone’s fundraising and kind donations, and we hope that continues until the doors are open and long after.”
Days before Kevin started his challenge, new hoardings were put up at Seacroft Hospital where the Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease will be built. The hoardings tell just some of the stories of people’s experiences with MND, including an uplifting message from Rob.
Following a series of stakeholder sessions with patients and staff, the new centre is currently being designed by architects Corstorphine & Wright and will be submitted for planning in the New Year.
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