25 / 03 / 2024

Lovell  is delighted to announce The Rob Burrows Centre for Motor Neurone Disease as their next charity partner until January 2026.

This is part of the Eastern region's two-year charity partnership initiative. Over the past two years the region has raised over £16,000 for Candlelighters, its previously nominated charity for 2022 - 2023.

The charity operates alongside Leeds Hospitals Charity and the money raised will help fund a specialist Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Care Centre in Leeds under Rob’s name, which will see all MND services housed under one roof for the first time.

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

Now an MND Association Patron, Rob is one of an estimated 5,000 adults in the UK currently living with MND and he continues to inspire so many people to join the fight against MND.

Paula Guanaria, Head of Relationship Fundraising at Leeds Hospitals Charity, said:

“We’re delighted that Lovell have chosen us as their charity of the year, raising funds to support our Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease appeal. By fundraising for the appeal, the Lovell team are helping us get one step closer to reaching our £6.8 million target to make Rob Burrow’s dream of a specialist MND centre in Leeds a reality. This will make a huge difference to people living with MND and their loved ones across our region.”

Robert Adams, Regional Managing Director at Lovell, added;

“We’re really excited to kick off this partnership. It will be brilliant to add to the already fantastic work that the charity does in promoting awareness of MND and to be part of something really special for Leeds and the surrounding areas.”

To find out more information on Lovell Partnerships, visit: https://corporate.lovell.co.uk/


To find out more information on The Rob Burrows Centre for Motor Neurone Disease, visit: https://www.leedshospitalscharity.org.uk/pages/category/mnd-centre-appeal