Anthony's story

Five-time Chelsea Flower Show Award winner, Anthony de Grey, has a strong affinity with Brain Research UK and held a second annual plant sale at his home to raise money for Brain Research UK.

Anthony’s father died after living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is an incurable condition which controls your muscle functions especially gripping, walking and speaking.

And, another close family member lives with the neurological condition epilepsy. A teacher and Head of Year at their school, medication has helped control the condition.

To help discover new treatments and improve research into neurological conditions, Anthony decided to fundraise for Brain Research UK. He said ‘I am supporting Brain Research UK as my father died aged only 61 from Motor Neurone Disease, so I have first-hand experience of what a horrific affliction it is.’

Anthony is the second generation of his family to fundraise for Brain Research UK. ‘My mother raised a lot of money for Brain Research UK through plant sales in the country for many years after my father died, so I thought I would carry on the tradition.’

Anthony de Grey | Plant sale for Brain research Trust

Anthony raised an incredible £3,070 from his plant sale in May 2017, and then an additional £1,854 in June 2018

If you would like to fundraise by organising your own event, you can find more information here

To find out more about our research into different neurological conditions - including motor neurone disease and epilepsy - visit Our research pages.