ACS Stainless Steel Limited, a long-time supporter and shirt sponsor of Leeds Rhinos, is once again supporting rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield OBE, as he prepares to run seven marathons in seven days in aid of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research.
Famed for his rugby league roles as player, captain and director of Leeds Rhinos, England captain and Great Britain’s star player, 42-year-old Kevin will be starting his challenge in Edinburgh on 13th November and aims to run over 300 miles. He will complete his challenge in front of a sell-out crowd at the sport’s World Cup final in November at Old Trafford.
Kevin, who has already raised over £5m for MND research, began fundraising following his friend – Rob Burrow, former Leeds Rhinos player – diagnosis in December 2019. Kevin also raises much-needed funds in aid of more friends including Scottish rugby union player Doddie Weir and ex-Bradford City footballer Stephen Darby, 33, who also have the condition.
On day six of his challenge, Kevin will be joined by ex-Leeds Rhinos fullback Richie Mathers; Richie is a business manager at Cross Green based ACS and has also enlisted the support of another colleague from the business, Tom Flannery.
Both Richie and Tom will join Kevin’s route from Langlands Garden to Headingly Stadium Centre before Kevin completes the final leg of his penultimate marathon at Bradford City FC.
Managing director at ACS, David Flannery, explained: “We are long-time supporters of Kevin and are really proud to be supporting him through his toughest challenge to date, helping to raise funds that will aid sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease.
“There’s great excitement among our 117-strong team; we’re based in Leeds and count many Rhinos fans among our staff – me included! We all wish Kevin, Richie and Tom the very best of luck.”
ACS is a leading Yorkshire manufacturer and designer of structural building components, including but not exclusive to wall ties, windposts, masonry support and brick slip systems – all essential components used for the construction of modern-day structures, large or small. The 117-strong team operate from a factory in Yorkshire.