9th November 2020, 15:08 | Leeds

Burrow Seven Club launched to raise funds for MND

Burrow Seven Club launched to raise funds for MND

The public are invited to become a member of the unique Burrow Seven Racing Club in honour of Rob Burrow’s bravery in his battle against Motor Neurone Disease. 

Burrow Seven is fundraising campaign set to raise money for the MND Association. As a member of the Burrow Seven Racing Club you’ll get to experience the drama and excitement of owning a very special thoroughbred racehorse, named in honour of Rob Burrow.

The racehorse – named Burrow Seven – is a three-year-old grey gelding with a highly promising career ahead of him. Memberships to the Burrow Seven Club will are available here. 

All profits from membership sales will go the MND Association and contribute to a number of research projects aiming to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. 

Barrie McDermott said: “It’s hard to come up with ideas for fundraising events in an era of COVID but we think we’ve hit upon something original, inclusive and exciting with Burrow Seven.

“Rob was a thoroughbred on the pitch. No one could match his speed. He was consistently a front runner for the match winning try and always a banker for Man of the Match!” 

Burrow said: “I’m a bit overwhelmed. I’ve been excited about this fundraising campaign for some time but meeting this magnificent racehorse was something else. 

“I’m really honoured to have him named after me and I can’t wait to see him in the first race Thank you to everyone who supports the MND Association by taking part. Research is the key to cure this disease. Together we can do it.”

Jen Dodd, Regional Fundraiser for MND Association in Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received inspired by Rob Burrow and to see initiatives like this now kicking off to continue that support is just incredible.

“The funds raised will make a real difference to the MND Association and to the 5000 people across the country who, like Rob, are living with MND today. We’re so grateful and wish everyone well as they embark on this exciting venture.”

You can follow Burrow Seven on Twitter and Instagram.