Auction evening is planned to raise money for Rugby League legend, Rob Burrow

A fundraising evening is being held in Normanton this month for stricken Rugby League legend, Rob Burrow.

The 37-year-old from Pontefract shocked the rugby world last month when he announced that he had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND)

Rob Burrow.

Rob Burrow.

The disease attacks specialist nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing irreversible damage, and limiting life expectancy.

An online fundraising page was set up and more than £221,000 has been raised so far to help for his treatment.

A raffle, quiz and auction will be held at the Comrades Club on Ashgap Lane on Saturday, January 25 from 4pm. Starting at 4pm, entry is free. The auction will be hosted by Super League and international referee, Ben Thaler. For details call 01924 892987.

Rob, retired from the game in 2017 after winning eight Super League Grand Finals with Leeds Rhinos.