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Rob Burrow’s daughters’ adorable message to Kevin Sinfield before new challenge

Former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield received a lovely message from Rob Burrow’s daughters. The Leicester Tigers defence coach will embark on anew challenge to raise money from MND

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Rob Burrow’s daughters Macy and Maya wished Kevin Sinfield good luck ahead of his latest gruelling challenge.

The Leicester Tigers defence coach will attempt to run 101 miles in 24 hours and raise £100,000 for those impacted by motor neurone disease.

The 41-year-old will embark on a run that commences at the Tigers’ Welford Road and ends at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium.

His friend and former teammate Burrow was diagnosed with the disease in 2019 and Sinfield has since been at the forefront of fundraising and raising awareness.

On BBC Breakfast, Burrow’s two daughters shared a sweet message to Sinfield before he begins the taxing task.



Rob Burrow’s daughters wish Kevin Sinfield good luck ahead of his latest challenge to raise money for MND




“100 miles?! In one day? Without no sleep? You are crazy!” Macy said.

Maya added: “You know we think you are amazing, thank you for doing everything you have done for my dad and people with MND, good luck on your next challenge.”

Sinfield, led a team which raised over £2.7m by completing seven marathons in seven days in December last year.

Of the funds raised, £500,000 was earmarked for research projects, a figure doubled by a contribution from medical research charity LifeArc to create a £1 million fund for MND research projects.









Ahead of his latest challenge, the seven-time Super League champion said: “Undoubtedly this will the toughest challenge I have ever attempted, but I know it will mean so much to so many people if we can reach our fundraising target.

“In my short time at the Tigers, the people in Leicester have made me feel so welcome and it is wonderful that we have been able to come up with an event that starts in Leicester and finishes with us coming home to Emerald Headingley.






“The response from the public last year was breathtaking and I know, from feedback we have received from the MND Association, every penny that was raised has been put to good use to help members of the MND community across England and Wales.”

He added: “The more money we can raise, the more people we can help and ultimately find a cure for this cruel disease. We have seen science and research do some incredible things over the last year and I know so much work is going on to find a breakthrough for MND.



During their playing days, Sinfield and Burrow were teammates at Leeds Rhinos
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“I am sure there will be tough times as we pound the streets during the day and night, in cold November temperatures, but knowing the good we can all achieve together will be a huge motivation for everyone involved.”

Burrow himself wished his former Leeds Rhinos teammate all the best ahead of what will be a physically demanding task.

“Well mate, another crazy challenge is approaching, I would say good luck but I know you will absolutely smash it,” he said.

“I know my family will be behind you and I think the whole country is as well. On behalf of me and all the sufferers out there, thanks from the bottom of our hearts.”


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