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Former NMA FEPOW gardener raising funds for very poorly son

May 10, 2023

Tom Price is the Head Gardener at the NMA and his team keeps the COFEPOW Grove and Garden particularly neat and tidy, as his grandfather was a FEPOW.

In fact, Chris Wills has written to Tom to congratulate him, saying:

“The garden looks amazing – please convey the thanks of the COFEPOW trustees to your team, as we very much appreciate the work that they do. I was very impressed with the tree - it is looking lovely in bloom. Thank you once again for all the hard work you do for COFEPOW.”

Recently, however, Tom has received news of an old colleague, Adrian Sharratt, who worked with him on the Burma Star and FEPOW gardens at the NMA and helped and guided Tom around the site when he joined the team.

Sadly, Adrian’s son, Ben, has been diagnosed with a grade 4 tumour.The latest news is difficult as he has been undergoing six weeks of radiotherapy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Adrian devotes his time to Ben’s care now and wants to give him the best experiences possible. He’s hoping the family can go on the holiday they paid for just before this nightmare began, to either Disneyland Paris or New York or both. Ben is so brave and is much loved by all.

Adrian is a fantastic father and could really do with as much support as possible. As a result, Tom has decided to do the Peak District fundraising challenge - a 50km walk which takes place on July 8th and 9th. Tom has sponsor forms for the challenge for those that do not have the internet (Chris Wills has details) and he has sent emails to radio stations, newspapers and so much more, to gain interest.

Below is the link to a GoFund Me page to donate to the cause to help Ben and his family.