Holmes raises over £12k for Burrow
Posted: Monday 7th December 2020 - 5:40 PM
On the final day of his marathon cycling challenge, Oliver Holmes has raised over £12,000 for Rob Burrow's fightback fund & the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Holmes has cycled 100km a day for seven days straight to total 700km in one week.
Back in December 2019, Rob Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and much like the entire rugby league community, Oliver Holmes expressed his desire to help raise funds for Rob.
Holmes was joined, socially distanced, with friends and colleagues during the course of the marathon challenge of 100km cycled each day for a week – totalling 700km in recognition of one of the greatest #7’s that Super League has seen play the game.
At the finish line, he was greeted by friends, family and his Tigers teammates!
The Tigers had originally planned for the club’s ‘home’ match against Leeds Rhinos on Friday, 6th November to take to the field wearing specially printed shirts in support of Burrow. Each Castleford player’s traditional name and number on the back of their shirt would have been replaced with the name Burrow and the number seven after being granted permission to do so from Super League & The RFL.
Due to the reshaping of the play-offs ending Castleford’s season these shirts were not worn – but they are now up for grabs to seven lucky winners who donate £10 or more to Oliver Holmes’ challenge.
After completing his daily 100km cycle, each day Oliver will select one lucky winner who donated £10 or more from his Just Giving page. Castleford Tigers will share the name of the winner on social media and they will be asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Donate to support Oggy in his challenge, donations over £10 will enter you into a random draw to win a Castleford Tigers 2020 Burrow #7 shirt. DONATE HERE.
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