FAQs

How is this fundraising event different, and why should I take part?

Burrow Seven is a unique fundraising campaign that invites people to become a member of a special racing club set up for Rob Burrow and his Fightback Fund.

The beauty of the Burrow Seven campaign is that it’s a COVID-friendly way to raise money, and it provides twelve months of horse racing excitement and drama for those that take part.
The money raised from the racing club will go to the MND Association so they can fund research to find a cure for motor neurone disease. Members of the Burrow Seven Racing Club will receive regular updates from the charity about the latest research developments and breakthroughs in the fight against the disease.

How much money from my £59 goes to charity?

All of the profits from the racing club will go to the MND Association.

Which charity is this fundraising campaign supporting, and how will they spend the money?

Rob Burrow has asked that all funds raised from Burrow Seven be spent on research projects funded by the MND Association. You can find out more about some of the specific research projects here.

Is anyone or any business making profit from this initiative?

No individual or business is making any profit from this fundraising campaign. All of the profits from the Racing Club will be donated to the MND Association.

How involved has Rob Burrow been in this campaign?

Rob has been heavily involved of the Burrow Seven idea from the outset, and he’s given it his wholehearted approval. The idea was presented to him by his close friend Barrie McDermott who has kept Rob abreast of all of the developments. Rob met Burrow Seven for the first time in early November after the horse was moved to North Yorkshire to begin his training.

Who is supporting the campaign?

Barrie McDermott is the ambassador for the Burrow Seven fundraising campaign. His determination and dedication has helped make it happen.

The original idea was conceived by Phil Hawthorne, founder of Racing4Business, who took the idea to Barrie McDermott. Barrie loved the idea and immediately became the ambassador for the Burrow Seven fundraising campaign.

The MND Association have been involved as the charity partner. They worked closely with Rob to plan how the funds will be spent.

Whose idea is the Burrow Seven campaign?

The original idea for this unique fundraising campaign was conceived by Phil Hawthorne, founder of Racing4Business. Phil is passionate about two things: Horse Racing and Rugby League.

Phil Hawthorne is the founder of Racing4Business, an innovative business networking organisation that encourages businesses to win new clients through the thrill of owning a racehorse.

Who are Racing4Business, and what is their involvement?

Racing4Business provides an innovative source for finding new clients and winning new business whilst experiencing the fun and enjoyment of owning a racehorse. Racing4Business create syndicates of like-minded businesses who want to promote their business, reward staff and impress clients.

Phil Hawthorne is the Racing4Business founder along with his business partner Phil Dunster also known as ‘The Two Phil’s’. Phil Hawthorne conceived the original BurrowSeven idea and the Racing4Business team have managed the entire project, from selecting the horse to the sales and marketing of the campaign.

Racing4Business will not make any money from this fundraising campaign. All profits will go to charity.

What is a racing club and how does it work?

A racing club facilitates the experience of race horse ownership. The racing club owns the racehorse. Members of the club will have no ownership rights but they will enjoy all the drama and excitement of being an owner.

Burrow Seven is currently owned by Racing4Business. They purchased him for Rob Burrow and all money from his eventual sale will go to the MND Association.

Are there any additional maintenance costs for the horse that I’m expected to pay?

No. Members only need to pay £59 membership fee.

What happens to the prizemoney Burrow Seven gets for winning races?

All prize money raised by Burrow Seven’s professional racing will be given to the MND Association.

How often will I hear updates about Burrow Seven?

Members will receive updates about the horse’s development and performance at least once a month. Alongside updates of any race fixtures, there will be frequent videos by the trainer allowing members to watch him on the gallops and observe his form.

Members of the Burrow Seven Racing Club will also receive regular updates from the MND Association about the latest research developments and breakthroughs in the fight against the disease.

How long will my membership last?

Membership to the Burrow Seven Racing Club ends on 31 October 2021. Members can renew if they wish but there is no obligation.

UPDATE: Memberships have been extended to 31st December 2021

Will I be able to visit the horse at the stables?

We will give members the opportunity to enter a prize draw to visit Burrow Seven at his stables in North Yorkshire. We aim to give 100 members this exclusive opportunity throughout the year, but this is dependent on COVID restrictions.

Will I gain free entry at the racecourse to watch him race?

Members will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win tickets to watch Burrow Seven from the owner’s enclosure on race days. We aim to give 100 members this exclusive opportunity throughout the year, but this is subject to COVID restrictions being lifted and how many races Burrow Seven runs.

Who decides when the horse is sold, and where does the money go?

The Racing4Business management team will decide if and when to sell Burrow Seven. We can guarantee it won’t happen before October 31 2021. All profits from the sale will go to the MND Association.

Can I buy a membership as a gift?

Yes. You can buy membership on behalf of someone else. We think membership in the Racing4Business racing club makes a unique Christmas gift.

Am I allowed to buy more than one membership?

Yes, you are allowed to buy as many memberships as you like.

What do I receive when I become a member?

Members will receive a welcome pack which includes a letter of thanks from Rob Burrow, a certificate of membership and a photo of Burrow Seven. Members will also receive information from the MND Association about some of the exciting research projects in development that this fundraising campaign will be contributing towards.

Can I gain a share of the prizemoney if the horse wins?

All prize money raised by Burrow Seven’s professional racing will be given to the MND Association.

How many people do you expect to take part?

We are encouraging as many people as possible to take part and raise money for this cause which is so close to Rob’s heart.

How long does my membership last?

The Burrow Seven Racing Club opens in November 2020 and ends on October 31 2021.

UPDATE: Burrow Seven memberships have been extended to 31st December 2021.

What do I receive when I become a member?

You will receive an immediate confirmation email once your payment has been received. Members will then receive a welcome pack which includes a letter of thanks from Rob Burrow, a certificate of membership and a photo of Burrow Seven.

Members will then receive updates about the horse’s upcoming races and performance, as well as news from the MND Association, in monthly emails.

When is Burrow Seven expected to have his first race?

Early 2021

What happens at the end of the year when my membership expires?

Members will be given the option to renew their membership to the Burrow Seven racing club. There is no obligation and payment will not be automatically renewed.

Who decides when the horse is sold, and where does the money go?

The Racing4Business management team will decide if and when to sell Burrow Seven. We can guarantee it won’t happen before October 31 2021. All profits from the sale will go to the MND Association.

How do I register my membership?

After purchasing a membership you will get a welcome pack in the post, with a letter containing a unique code and a link to complete the registration.

www.burrowseven.com/register-my-membership