Berry’s Jewellers has helped to raise £16,000 towards a total of over £200,000 in support of former Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow who revealed in December he had been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.
The father of three played his entire career at Leeds Rhinos, making 492 appearances for the club following his debut in 2001, placing him in fifth in the club’s all-time list of career appearances.
He scored 196 tries for a total of 1,103 points. He was capped 15 times by England and played five more tests for Great Britain including a Man of the Series performance in 2007 for the national side.
Berry’s is a main shirt sponsor for the rugby league club.
As part of fund raising dinner in honour of Burrow and his family, Berry’s sourced a unique 0.77 carat, internally flawless, ‘D’ colour brilliant cut diamond. The 77 is a nod to Rob’s number 7 shirt and the cut – the round brilliant has the same initials as Rob too.
The stone was auctioned at the Rob Burrow Gala Dinner, which was held at The Emerald Headingley Stadium Leeds on the evening of February 7, achieving a hammer price of £16,000, the biggest lot of a night that raised over £200,000 in total.