On Tuesday night (18th October 2022) BBC2 invited us all into the daily life of Rob Burrow and his wonderful family. It was an emotional documentary showcasing just how MND affects not just those diagnosed, but all the families too in a film about love, support and determination. The true reality of living with motor neurone disease.
Rob’s story has helped raise awareness of MND and why more needs to be done to help people living with the condition and their families – a huge factor in us choosing MND Association as our chosen charity for 2022. We think you will agree after seeing Rob himself at the event, how inspirational and brave he is and the amazing work he does, whilst fighting the disease himself.
We were delighted to have played a small part in helping him raise awareness and money for this well-deserved charity at the event and overwhelmed to have been featured on Tuesday. Honoring Rob and as shown in the documentary, his children, will be something we will hold close to our hearts.
If you missed it, we totally recommend a watch on BBC iPlayer www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001d9r8/rob-burrow-living-with-mnd
NOMINATE A LOCAL HERO
The search is now on for amazing individuals and businesses in your local area, so if you know someone who deserves to be celebrated, tell us about them!
You can nominate online here until the deadline in December 2022.
The Awards are searching for those that demonstrate that through adversity and courage, light can shine through in so many different ways. They may have saved lives or changed lives through their own story or highlighted a local charity by fundraising. Some may have overcome adversity, whilst others are just the best in their field.
Early bird tickets to our 2023 event are on sale NOW - click here for details.
WANT TO SIGN UP AS A 2023 SPONSOR?
If you are interested in getting involved again in 2023, here’s a little bit of information about the event and what’s available:
Date: Friday, 9th June 2023 (6:30pm-1am)
Venue: The Centenary Pavilions, Elland Road, Leeds
Chosen Charity: To be announced in the next few days
Awards remaining for Sponsorship
• Business Man of the Year
• Charitable Business of the Year
• Young Achiever of the Year
• Local Fundraiser of the Year
• Community Arts Award (new for 2023).
More information on our 2023 Awards can be found here or please email us by return with your preference (we do already have interest in some of the above and would encourage you to let us know asap as we work on a first-come, first-served basis).