Burrow Seven campaign donates £50,000 to the Association

Group holding cheque for Burrow 7 donation

A unique fundraising campaign set up in honour of rugby league legend, Rob Burrow, has donated £50,000 to support the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

Burrow Seven Racing Club, which launched in November, invites the public to become a member of the exclusive club and experience the drama and excitement of owning a very special thoroughbred racehorse, named Burrow Seven.

All profits from the club will fund MND research and be recorded in Rob’s MND Association Fight Back Fund along with all prize money won by Burrow Seven.

The cheque for £50,000 donation was handed to Jenn Dodd, Regional Fundraiser for MND Association in Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East.

Jenn said:

“Burrow Seven is such a unique fundraising idea and the Motor Neurone Disease Association is so proud to be the beneficiary. Of course, we are all really excited to see how Burrow Seven fares when he starts racing.”

“The support the Association has received from the Rugby League and racing community since Rob Burrow shared his MND diagnosis this time last year has been incredible. Rob and his family have raised so much awareness for this brutal disease and inspired thousands of people to give generously or set up their own fundraising challenges.”

“It is only thanks to this kind of generosity that the MND Association can continue to invest in world-leading research which, we all hope, will lead to significant breakthroughs uncovering the causes and potential treatments for MND, giving hope to Rob and the 5,000 people in the UK currently living with this brutal disease.”

Rob Burrow said:

I’m really delighted by the success of the Burrow Seven campaign. It’s raised loads of awareness about MND and it’s great to be back at the stables one month on celebrating how much money the campaign has raised. I’m really humbled by the whole experience, and by all of the many fundraising events that have been happening recently. Thank you to everyone that’s supported Burrow Seven.”

To become a member visit www.burrowseven.com

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262