Local Community Club, Liverpool Lions are taking on the challenge of each running a marathon in the month of January to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in support of Rob Burrow.
The current Lockdown has not stopped this group of 8 & 9 year old rugby players from making a difference with their aim to complete 16 Marathons as they hit the halfway point!
It’s all for MND in support of Rob Burrow who since being diagnosed in 2019, the ex Leeds Rhinos and England star has brought MND into the media spotlight with ex teammate Kevin Sinfield running seven Marathons in seven days, raising over £2.6m in the process.
Head Coach of the Liverpool Lions, and marathon participant Richard Ellis said: “I am so incredibly proud of the boys, parents and coaches. They have been out in all weathers, against all of the pressures of lockdown 3.0 and are knocking down those miles.
“The players have great determination in raising money for this incredible charity. The players were inspired by Rob Burrow and his story and they all wanted to help as much as they could.”
Assistant Coach John Moran said: “Everyone in Rugby League knows about Rob Burrow and his diagnosis with MND, and you can’t fail to be inspired by his positivity in fighting this horrible illness and his work to fundraise and raise more awareness to attempt to find a cure.
“We all wanted to do our bit and after seeing Kevin Sinfield do an amazing 7 marathons in 7 days, we decided to take on running an individual marathon in a month for such a worthy cause.”
If anyone wishes to donate to the cause then please visit our God Fund Me Page- January Marathon for Rob Burrow and MND.