29th December 2019, 11:42 | therfl
The fundraising page which is supporting Rob Burrow in his fight against Motor Neurone Disease has passed the £200k mark.
Burrow, the Leeds Rhinos legend and 15-cap England international, went public with the news of his fight on December 19 and was met with immediate and widespread support from across the Rugby League family.
Today has been a big day for me and my family but I would like you all to know I have read every message and post. I can’t explain how overwhelmed I am at the reaction I have had from people throughout our amazing sport.— Rob Burrow (@Rob7Burrow) December 19, 2019
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
The fund reached its initial target of £20k within hours, before former team mates and opponents auctioning off prized possessions backed up fan donations to help the fund reach £100k within just 31 hours.
Bradford Bulls have since announced their part of the money raised from their friendly match with Leeds in January will go straight to the fund.
Bradford Bulls have announced that the club will be donating its share of the proceeds from the Leeds Rhinos v Bradford Bulls fixture on January 12th to the Rob Burrows Fund.— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) December 21, 2019
You can support Rob by following this link; https://t.co/0uk3Up11SQ pic.twitter.com/yqseV7OVIf
The support has continued since from the sporting world, with England football legend Wayne Rooney offering his support to the cause.
We have had so many great messages of support for @Rob7Burrow in the last week including this from @England legend @WayneRooney READ MORE HERE ➡️https://t.co/qWnEDxoZpm— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) December 27, 2019
DONATE➡️ https://t.co/jb3ZGZDjdC pic.twitter.com/bE242rCU5v
If you are able to pledge your support, you can do so here: virginmoneygiving.com/fund/robburrow