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Tigers fans inspired by Sinfield fundraising

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Earlier this year, Leicester Tigers defence coach Kevin Sinfield inspired the rugby community with his Extra Mile challenge raising more than £2million for the MND Association completing a 24-hour running challenge back in November 2021. 

His efforts have also helped to inspire our very own #TigersFamily to help raise money for the charity with a number of activities. 

Season ticket holder Rebecca Warrington has taken part in a number of runs every Sunday across the Midlands with her own take on a '7 in 7' half marathon challenge. 

She said: "I was inspired by Kev initially when he completed his 7 in 7 back in November 2020 and then running with him on his extra mile in November 2021. I decided to set up and complete my own 7 in 7 half marathon challenge to raise money and awareness for MND.

"I have been running for around three years mainly 10k races and had only completed three half marathons before starting this challenge. But as Kev said, people with MND don't have it easy so I wanted the challenge to be hard.

"My first run was March 27 and I set out from Watermead Country Park and headed into town with the turning point at Mattioli Woods Welford Road before returning back.

"The remaining six take place in and around the Midlands every Sunday, with the final half marathon taking place in Leeds on May 8."

If you'd like to support Rebecca, please donate by clicking here

Season ticket holder Stephen Tongue is attempting to summit Ben Nevis twice in two days first climbing up and down one side and then running up and down the other. He'll be joined by a colleague (Steve Aylward) on May 20 and 21.

Stephen said: "We've both lost us have lost no less than three good friends between us to MND in 2022. They were all great people whom we admired and were much loved by their friends, family and communities.

"The help The MND Association provided including care and technology made a huge difference to their quality of life when it really mattered. It is for this reason Steve and I decided that we should raise money to support the MND Association in the honour of our good friends. We will carry pictures of our friends to the top and pay tribute to them at the summit."

If you'd like to support Stephen, please donate by clicking here