Corrie star views SSAFA Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Star of Coronation Street Anthony Cotton attended the RHS Chelsea flower Show today on behalf of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity


Anthony who stars as Sean Tully in the long running TV drama, has been an ambassador for SSAFA since 2015, helping to raise awareness of the nation’s oldest tri-service military charity, and the community that it serves.

Over the duration of the show Anthony will be one of many celebrities who will view the sanctuary garden created for SSAFA by multi-award-winning garden designer Amanda Waring.

After its display at the RHS Chelsea Flower show the garden will be taken down and rebuilt at SSAFA’s Norton House, Stanford Hall where it will be the official sanctuary garden for those staying there whilst loved ones convalesce at the nearby Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

Anthony said,

“This garden is amazing, Amanda has done SSAFA proud. Just walking through it and feeling the flow of the garden brings a calm to the senses; you can tell that this will be an essential addition to Norton House, helping the families of our heroes gather their thoughts and calm the mind ready for the challenges ahead”.

Cheril Bascombe, Housing Manager at SSAFA Norton House, Stanford Hall said,

“This event has been wonderful, being able to see the garden here, and then imagining what it will be like when it is settled in its new home has made me smile. The families are going to enjoy it so much. With help such as this our house will go from strength to strength”.

SSAFA’s Norton House continues to need support from the public and every donation helps to maintain this wonderful sanctuary garden for those that need it.

To find out more about the SSAFA Garden and to donate go to

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