Yorkshire beer created to honour Rob Burrow raises £20k for charity

Just amazing.

Black Sheep Brewery has announced the success of its Burrow Blonde, a beer produced in honour of Leeds Rhino legend, Rob Burrow CBE.

Rob sadly passed away on Sunday 2 June at the age of just 41, following a four-and-a-half-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

The brewery have announced that the profits for the ‘Burrow’s Blonde’ have raised more than £20,000, with profits from June sales of the beer going straight to Rob’s charitable endeavours in his honour.

10p of every pint and bottle sold has been donated to the Rob Burrow 7 Discretionary Trust and the Rob Burrow Racing Club, raising money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) community.

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Jo Theakston, Executive Director at Black Sheep Brewery, said: “It was an incredible honour to brew Rob’s own beer, Burrow’s Blonde, and to host Rob, Lindsey, and family at our brewery last year. The entire team here at Black Sheep is devastated; there was no one quite like Rob and he remains a hero to so many of our team in Masham.  

“By donating all profits from sales of Burrow’s Blonde in June to Rob’s MND charities, we’re hoping to boost fundraising efforts in his memory. Alongside this, we look forward to the many fundraising events coming up throughout the year, and we will continue raising money for the MND community, in Rob’s name, for many years to come.” 

Phil Hawthorne, the mastermind behind The Good Racing Co., said: “Rob will continue to inspire us all here at the Good Racing Co and we’re forever grateful to have worked alongside him, and his family, so closely to launch the Rob Burrow Racing Club.  

“We’re thrilled to see Black Sheep Brewery has already raised £20,000 for a great cause and we strongly encourage Rob’s fans to raise a glass of Burrow’s Blonde for the man himself this June, with every pint supporting a fantastic cause.” 

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