Champagne toast for brain charity

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DRINKERS buying a premier Champagne will be able to raise a glass to a Yorkshire charity.

Virginie Taittinger is the only woman in the world with her own Champagne label Virginie T. Her father’s family name is one of the most recognisable in the Champagne world, while her mother’s family owned Champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck for over a century.

Now she has selected the Leeds-based Yorkshire Brain Research Centre (YBRC) to benefit from its sales in the UK. For every order of champagne online at www.virginie-t.com, she will give five per cent to the charity if buyers type BRAIN when prompted at the check out.

She said: “I could not be more thrilled to be able to be supporting the YBRC.”

Appeal director Clair Challenor-Chadwick said: “We really hope this will encourage people to support our appeal and enjoy a glass of fizz!”