The Alabama Rot Research Fund (ARRF)
The Alabama Rot Research Fund (ARRF) was started by Michael Barlow after he very nearly lost his labrador, Lulu to the disease. With no known cause or proven link to an infectious agent, and with treatment limited and a poor prognosis, he offered to help raise funds for research which culminated in ARRF being launched as a national charity in February 2016.
Charity running costs
The charity is run on a voluntary basis. The Trustees receive no remuneration or expenses. The only running costs envisaged are donation platform/ payment processing fees, website/ domain subscriptions and accounting fees. A £5,000 donation was received to cover set up costs when the charity was launched.
Research results are published on the ARRF website under the ‘Research’ tab.
When ARRF's aim has been achieved and it can be said that Alabama Rot has been ‘stopped’, any surplus funds held by ARRF will be donated to the Animal Care Trust. This is the Royal Veterinary College’s registered charity, which for over 30 years has been dedicated to improving animal health and care.
Apply for funds
If you want to apply for funding from ARRF, please click the 'APPLY' tab on the menu bar above
For further details about the charity go to ARRF's entry on the Charity Commission's website register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/5071872