Leeds Hospitals Charity

Mez’s Swim Challenge for Rob!

David Merrick

David Merrick

My Story

Swimming challenge in aid of the Rob Burrow MND research centre.


I am a former rugby league referee and I known Rob Burrow a long time personally and seeing how he is battling this horrible disease has made me want to do something myself to raise awareness of MND.


After being inspired by what others have done to raise funds and awareness of MND with Rob in mind, I aim to swim the distance between pontefract and old Trafford, a journey Rob made on many of occasions during his glorious career at the Leeds Rhinos.


I plan to swim a minimum of a mile a day, everyday from 1st November up to and including Christmas Eve, that will take me past the 60 miles needed! All front crawl!!


It is 64 lengths of the pool in a mile so to hit my target that will be 3840 lengths (96000m) of the 25m pool at the Aspire in the park facility in pontefract park! I will log all my swims on the SWIMTAG app and keep posting on Twitter and Instagram throughout the challenge!


Any donations would be greatly appreciated all towards trying to find a cure for this terrible disease!

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Funded

  • Target
    £7,000
  • Raised so far
    £10.2K
  • Number of donors
    370

My Story

Swimming challenge in aid of the Rob Burrow MND research centre.


I am a former rugby league referee and I known Rob Burrow a long time personally and seeing how he is battling this horrible disease has made me want to do something myself to raise awareness of MND.


After being inspired by what others have done to raise funds and awareness of MND with Rob in mind, I aim to swim the distance between pontefract and old Trafford, a journey Rob made on many of occasions during his glorious career at the Leeds Rhinos.


I plan to swim a minimum of a mile a day, everyday from 1st November up to and including Christmas Eve, that will take me past the 60 miles needed! All front crawl!!


It is 64 lengths of the pool in a mile so to hit my target that will be 3840 lengths (96000m) of the 25m pool at the Aspire in the park facility in pontefract park! I will log all my swims on the SWIMTAG app and keep posting on Twitter and Instagram throughout the challenge!


Any donations would be greatly appreciated all towards trying to find a cure for this terrible disease!

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David Merrick is fundraising towards

MND Centre Appeal

Help us raise £5 million to build a specialist MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Care Centre in Leeds, to give people living with MND the best quality of life. By donating to our appeal, you can help us create The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease, which will see all ...

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  • £5M Target
  • £44.7K Raised
  • 1481 Donors
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