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    Tony Flynn

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    You may heave read in the news about the sad plight of the ex Leeds and England rugby league, legend, Rob Burrows who has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, a degenerative condition, that affects the function of the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord.

    Liz Wright a student nurse and a massive rugby league fan, was so touched about reading about his plight that she has decided that along with father they will walk an astounding 127 miles and stopping off at each of the current rugby league stadiums to raise money for the MND in honour of Rob.

    She will set out on the 7th July starting at Hull KR ground and finishing in Warrington some 4/5 days later depending on weather conditions, walking an average of 10 - 13 hours a day.

    Salford Red Devils fan, James "Jimbo" Hoskison heard about the charity walk and has decided to get involved himself, and told me more.



    "I am a massive, Salford Reds fan and attend the games, both home and away, I have been going man and boy as they say for some 35 years, despite me living in Stockport,

    "Rob Burrows was a great player and it's a tragedy what has happened to him, and I felt that as a fan I should help, in any way I could, so when i read about this walk, I knew I had to join in and hopefully raise money for the MND Association.

    "Mike Gregory an ex Salford Reds player was also affected with this terrible illness, which killed him in 2007, such a shame and another great player.

    "I intend to walk from the AJ Bell Stadium to the home of Leigh Centurions,  on Friday 9th July at 2pm,  which should take me about three hours, I must admit that I have been doing some walking exercises to get me fit, nothing too strenuous, at my age! (44).

    "Liz Wright deserves a massive round of applause for what she is doing and hopefully the good people of Salford will, meet her and cheer her on this walk, and don't forget, chuck a few quid in the charity buckets!"



    salford.media will be there on the 9th July to film and interview Liz and James about the walk and how it's going, we shall be there just before 2pm, so please try and get along or if you see them wave or toot your horn in support.

    If you wish to sponsor James you can contact him on Facebook or Twitter. dig deep!


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