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."
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."