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  2. Rob Burrow's dad hopes MND petition 'makes a difference'

    BBC Radio Leeds

    The father of former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrow says his trip to deliver a petition to Downing Street was "more than worth it".

    MND Campaigners outside Downing St

    Geoff Burrow joined Rob, former Bradford City footballer Stephen Darby and other campaigners to call on the government to invest £50m in research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

    He told BBC Radio Leeds: "It was an absolutely brilliant day - tiring, but brilliant. And to see the MPs and the fellow sufferers with MND all smiling, it really was a fabulous day."

    Rob was diagnosed in 2019, and since then has worked to raise the profile of efforts to combat the disease.

    Geoff added: "You don't realise how brutal MND is until it happens to you or a family member."

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    Video caption: Geoff Burrow talks about handing in a petition to Downing Street.
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    Video caption: A volunteer says he was keen to take part after losing family members to cancer.
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    Video caption: What is the research between strenuous workouts and MND?

    Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock on what the study between exercise and motor neurone disease shows.