Rob Burrow, wife Lindsey and best mate Kevin Sinfield among Pride of Britain 2023 awards winners
The MND champions have done some incredible work over the past few years, let alone in the last 12 months.
With this year’s Pride of Britain awards set to air later this week, Rob Burrow, his wife Lindsey and his fundraising best mate Kevin Sinfield, were among the winners for 2023.
The trio have raised millions for motor neurone disease – the condition the former rugby star was diagnosed with back in 2019 — over the past few years, but have taken things even further over the past year, hosting the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, educating kids on Cbeebies and plenty more.
As a result, it comes as no surprise that the inspiring individuals were presented with a joint special recognition award for their work raising awareness and funds for the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) and other related causes over the last 12 months and beyond.
Beyond well deserved.
The award ceremony itself took place over the weekend (Sunday, 8 October) and saw a total of 13 people recognised for their incredible efforts and inspiring stories.
Speaking on the Burrow family and Oldham‘s very own Sinfield, the award scheme which is sponsored by the Daily Mirror and TSB Bank described the trio as “the ultimate dream team”, all of whom completed his self-titled marathon earlier this year.
Although Kevin sadly couldn’t be in attendance on the night, the local legend and retired rugby star turned coach has completed countless incredible feats in honour of his best friend Rob, including making sure he completed the 26.2 miles.
The ex-Leeds Rhino carrying his teammate across the finish line has gone down as one of the most tearjerking moments in sporting history, let alone this year, and so much so in fact that the 43-year-old was awarded with a special token celebrating his beautiful friendship.
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With the broadcast of this year’s show set to air at 8pm on Thursday, 12 October, it’s sure to be just as wholesome and emotional a watch as it always is.
Others celebrated over the weekend included Lee Rigby’s son Jack, named Young Fundraiser of the Year, Freya Harris who was named as one of two Children of Courage for competing at Crufts despite her cancer diagnosis, as well as the Windrush Generation, who have been recognised for their Outstanding Contribution.
You can see the full list of Pride of Britain winners for 2023 HERE.
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Featured Image — Rob and Lindsey (via Instagram)/BBC