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Anthony’s story

Brain Research UK Charity plant sale

Five-time Chelsea Flower Show award winner, Anthony, has a strong affinity with Brain Research UK. He has raised more than £9,000 through a series of plant sales at his home.

Anthony’s father died after living with Motor Neurone Disease, an incurable condition that affects muscle function - especially gripping, walking and speaking. Another close family member lives with epilepsy.

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. My father died aged only 61 from Motor Neurone Disease, so I have first-hand experience of what a horrific affliction it is."

Charity plant sale garden stalls, in aid of brain research

Brain Research UK's Head of Fundraising, Pippa Ball, went along to Anthony's most recent sale, in May 2019:

"I was so thrilled to go along to Anthony's sale this year and see for myself his beautiful garden and the spectacular display of wonderful plants on sale. He raised £4,047 from this year's sale alone, this is a huge contribution towards our research."

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