Rob Burrow – Wakefield Council Pays Tribute

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Wakefield Council is honoring the legacy of rugby league legend and inspirational charity campaigner Rob Burrow CBE, who has passed away following his courageous battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

A Symbol of Respect

In recognition of Rob Burrow’s remarkable achievements and his tireless efforts to support charities and raise awareness of MND, the Clock Tower at Wakefield Town Hall will be illuminated in blue and orange tonight. These colors represent the Motor Neurone Disease Association, symbolizing the profound impact Rob had in advocating for those affected by the disease.

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Rob Burrow receives Points of Light award from the PM

A Tribute from the Council Leader

Councillor Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, expressed her deep admiration for Rob Burrow:

“Rob Burrow CBE was an inspiration to people right across our area and around the world. Rob was a fantastic rugby league player, a tenacious charity campaigner and fundraiser, and a wonderful personality. He faced his Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis with phenomenal bravery and will leave a lasting legacy of increased awareness, understanding and research into MND. I know that Rob’s death will be a source of profound sadness for millions of people. All of our thoughts are with his family, friends and supporters as we mark the loss of an incredible ambassador for our district.”

Rob Burrow’s Legacy

Rob Burrow’s impact extended far beyond his illustrious rugby career. Known for his exceptional skill and tenacity on the field, he became a beloved figure in the rugby community and beyond. After his diagnosis with MND, Rob channeled his energy into raising awareness and funds for MND research, becoming a beacon of hope and resilience.

His efforts have significantly contributed to increased awareness and understanding of MND, inspiring countless individuals and supporting vital research efforts. Rob’s legacy will continue to inspire and motivate people worldwide to support the fight against this debilitating disease.

Community Support

The tribute by Wakefield Council is a testament to the community’s deep respect and admiration for Rob Burrow. The illumination of the Clock Tower serves as a visual reminder of Rob’s enduring legacy and the impact he has had on countless lives. As the community comes together to remember Rob, his contributions to sports, charity, and MND awareness will be celebrated and cherished.

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