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Anthony’s Story

Brain Research UK Charity plant sale

Five-time Chelsea Flower Show award winner, Anthony de Grey, has a strong affinity with Brain Research UK and has held a series of plant sales at his home to raise money for Brain Research UK. He has now raised more than £9,000 to support our work.

Anthony’s father died after living with  an incurable condition that affects muscle function especially gripping, walking and speaking.

And another close family member lives with epilepsy (INSERT LINK).

To help advance 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.’

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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