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  • Sir Rodney was a Vice-Chairman of the NSPCC Full Stop Appeal and was chair of the Sports Steering Group which raised £25 million for the campaign. In 2008 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Society in recognition of his contribution to the charity.

  • He is Vice Chairman of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park & the Yorkshire Landscape Trust Ltd and was Chairman of Art Transpennine ’98.

  • Sir Rodney is Founder and Chairman of the Committee responsible for the organization of the Yorkshire Awards Dinner, now in its thirty-second year, at which outstanding Yorkshire people are recognized for their contribution to life in Yorkshire in a variety of spheres. The dinner has, in addition, raised £290,000 for Yorkshire-based charities.

  • Sir Rodney was President of the Wakefield Branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research and was President of the £5m Yorkshire Spinal Injuries Appeal. He was Vice President of the Hospital Heartbeat Appeal which raised £3.0 million for Yorkshire Hospitals.

  • He is the President of The Community Foundation for Wakefield & Senior Trustee of the St Oswald’s Charitable Trust.

  • Sir Rodney is an Honorary Life Vice President of the Rugby Football League and in 2015 became an Honorary Member of the Parliamentary All-Party Rugby League group. He is a former chairman of and an Honorary Life Member of Leicester City Plc.