Yorkshire Choice Awards

Yorkshire Choice Awards Supporting MND Association inspired by Rob Burrow

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
raised of £1,000 target
by 6 supporters
Yorkshire Choice Awards 2022, 7 May 2022
Participants: Yorkshire Choice Awards 2022
We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND


Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page supporting the MND Association inspired by Rob Burrow


The Yorkshire Choice Awards recognise and raise the awareness of local people, groups and independent businesses that are inspirational in their own way or in the markets they serve. On the 6th May 2022 at our Gala Awards Dinner and ceremony we are celebrating Yorkshire's inspirational heroes give deserving nominees, finalists, and winners the exposure they truly deserve.

A main focus of the evening will be spent fundraising for our chosen charity the MND Association, however some supporters may not be able to attend and with this in mind we have set up this fundraising page to allow you to contribute to raising vital funds for MND.


The Yorkshire Choice Awards highlights that through adversity and courage, light can shine through in so many different ways. We have been drawn to supporting the MND Association following the outpouring of inspiration and heroism around Rob Burrow's battle with motor neurone disease (MND) and the incredible courage he has shown not only to the diagnosis himself but to others affected too, as well as the heartache experienced by their families.

With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict.

MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.

​There is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50.

​Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final.

​Rob is one of an estimated 5,000 adults in the UK currently living with motor neurone disease. Every day, an average of six people are diagnosed with MND. The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, funding research, and campaigning for those people
living with, or affected by, MND.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to our chosen charity the MND Association. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Thank you for your support on behalf of all at Yorkshire Choice and the MND Association.

For further information regarding the Yorkshire Choice Awards please visit www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk

About the charity

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you or a loved one need practical or emotional support, call our Connect Helpline on 0808 802 6262, Mon to Fri between 10am and 4pm.

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