A racehorse has been named after former rugby league star Rob Burrow who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), two years after retiring from Leeds Rhinos.
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Burrow Seven is a unique fundraising campaign for Rugby League legend Rob Burrow, which aims to raise money for his Fight Back Fund with the MND Association.
Money will be raised through the creation of a horse racing club that invites people from all walks of life to get involved and buy a membership in an exceptional thoroughbred racehorse, named Burrow Seven in honour of Rob.
Why join the Burrow Seven Racing Club?
Help support research projects funded by the MND Association that will bring us closer to new treatments and an eventual cure. Members will receive regular news updates from the charity about developments and progress.
Experience what it feels like to own a thoroughbred racehorse…. Drama. Excitement. Glory! You’ll have the chance to win tickets to watch Burrow Seven race from the owner’s enclosure, and to visit him at his training yard
Receive a welcome pack with photos of Rob and the horse, a certificate of membership, a letter of thanks from Rob and a letter from the MND Association
Be part of Rob Burrow’s inspiring legacy
Living with MND
Rob was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in December 2019. There is no cure for the degenerative disease that affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK. In less than a year Rob has lost his voice and his ability to walk, he suffers difficulty breathing and stiff joints cause him severe pain. He is 38 years old.
Rob has shown the same spirit in his battle against MND as he did on the pitch playing for Leeds Rhinos for 16 years. He doesn’t want the disease to define him. He and his family have worked tirelessly since the diagnosis to raise awareness of the condition and to raise vital funds. His battle has gained nationwide attention and he’s earned a whole new set of supporters who have followed his journey and been inspired by his courage and dignity.
Burrow Seven is a racehorse with a great pedigree. Just three years old, this young thoroughbred is due to start his professional racing career in January 2021. Named Burrow Seven after the shirt number Rob played in for 16 years, this racehorse has first-class heritage and a fantastic training team behind him.
Membership in the Burrow Seven Racing Club costs just £59.
All profits from membership sales will go towards the Rob Burrow Fightback Fund at the MND Association and be spent on MND research.
Members not only get to be part of an exclusive Racing Club. But they also get to be part of Rob Burrow’s inspiring legacy.