Bairstow donates signed shirt to support Rob Burrow
England and Yorkshire County Cricket wicket keeper Jonny Bairstow is the latest sports star to show his support for Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow following his recent diagnosis of motor neurone disease yesterday.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup winner has joined international Rugby League stars Sam Tomkins, Matty Johns and Scott Taylor by donating his signed England test shirt for the club to auction to help support Burrow’s treatment and support his family.
Burrow played his entire career at Leeds, making 492 appearances for the club. He won 16 major trophies, including eight Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenges and League Leaders’ Shields, and also won the Harry Sunderland Man of the Match award in the 2007 and 2011 Grand Finals.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO SUPPORT ROB AND HIS FAMILY?
Twenty four hours after his MoneyGiving page opened, over £80,000 has been raised to help support Rob and in the New Year, a fund will be set up to support his family in the years ahead.
Here is how you can support that now:
You can simply donate any fee to a special Virgin Money Giving page we have set up with all the donations going to the fund. www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/robburrow. If you are a UK tax payer you can also tick the option to gift aid your donation. Gift Aid is great because it means the fund will get extra money added to your donations at no extra cost to you. For every £1 donated, the fund will receive £1.25 when you add Gift Aid.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s testimonial game against Bradford Bulls on Sunday 12th January 2020, kick off 3pm, will now be a joint fundraiser for Jamie and Rob. With a capacity of nearly 20,000 it would be fantastic to see a sell out crowd at Emerald Headingley to support Rob and give his fund an incredible kick start. Tickets are on sale now and start from just £15 for adults and £5 for children. You can book your ticket now at tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call 0371 423 1315.
Think about what you could do in the New Year to raise money to support Rob’s fund. There are loads of great fundraising ideas out there and the New Year is a great time to set yourself a challenge. We will have more details in January how you can donate to the fund but if you want to get in touch you can email [email protected] and we will be back in touch in January.