Batley Bulldogs youngster takes on his own 7 in 7 Challenge for MND

After being inspired by Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 Challenge, Batley Boys Under-8s player Isaac Lawley decided to set himself his own seven day challenge to raise money for the MND Association.

Isaac, who is a huge Rhinos fan, set himself the challenge of running a mile a day for seven days, with a fundraising target of £77.  After just two days he smashed that amount and has now raised over £2,500. 

He has been supported on the way by his dad Richard, some of his team mates as well as Leeds Rhinos players Levi Edwards and Jack Broadbent.

He has also received special messages from people across the Rugby League community, including Grand Final winner Barrie McDermott, current players James Donaldson and Jarrod O’Connor and former Leeds Rhinos player Jordan Lilley.

On Sunday Isaac visited the Leeds Rhinos training ground at Kirkstall where he met staff from Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Rhinos legen Jamie Jones-Buchanan who congratulated him on his amazing achievement.

Sam Horner, Community Club Development Officer for Leeds Rhinos Foundation said: “I think what Isaac has done is fantastic, I want to applaud him for what doing this amazing challenge.  He is an inspiration and I am sure he has inspired all his team mates and other community clubs across the country to set themselves their own 7 in 7 challenges to raise money for MND.”

If you would like to donate to Isaac’s fundraising page CLICK HERE

Inspired to do your own 7 in 7 Challenge?

Kevin Sinfield completed seven marathons in seven days to show his support for his friend and former teammate, Rob Burrow.

Now he’s handing the baton over to you. Choose your distance and complete seven runs (or walks) over seven consecutive days. You could run a mile every day, 77 miles over 7 days or 7k a day – it’s your challenge, your choice.

Join the team to raise money and you’ll not only help to support families living with motor neurone disease, like Rob’s, but will also fund vital research in the search for a cure for MND.

Click here to sign up to take the challenge now and here are some examples of people who have already picked up the baton.