Allotment show supports Chrissy

The Oatlands Allotments Society with Oatlands Mount Club, Harrogate held their summer show at the club on saturday in aid of Chrissy's Quest .'The show which featured home grown fruit , vegetables and flowers as well as a cake and jam section .'Chrstopher Maltby, six,of Harrogate front has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and needs to raise �50,000 to send him to the USA for a life changing operation and intensive therapy. Also pictured are Rev Dan Watts of St. Marks Church, Leeds Road, Harroate who opened the show and David Griffiths, Chairman of the Oatlands Allotments Association

The Oatlands Allotments Society with Oatlands Mount Club, Harrogate held their summer show at the club on saturday in aid of Chrissy's Quest .'The show which featured home grown fruit , vegetables and flowers as well as a cake and jam section .'Chrstopher Maltby, six,of Harrogate front has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and needs to raise �50,000 to send him to the USA for a life changing operation and intensive therapy. Also pictured are Rev Dan Watts of St. Marks Church, Leeds Road, Harroate who opened the show and David Griffiths, Chairman of the Oatlands Allotments Association

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A SUMMER show of home-grown fruit, vegetables and flowers helped raise money to help improve the health of a seriously ill young boy from Harrogate.

The Oatlands Allotment Society, with Oatlands Mount Club, held the show in aid of Chrissy’s Quest.

The money raised will be given to Christopher Maltby, a six-year-old boy with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.

Christopher’s parents are trying to raise a total of £50,000 to take him to the United States for a life-changing operation and intensive therapy.

With a book stall and preserves on sale, the association expects to have raised somewhere in the region of £600 on the day.

Chairman David Griffiths said: “Dan Watts from St Mark’s Church opened the show at noon and there was a steady stream of people all the way through until 4pm.”

Graham Newby was chosen as a prizewinner by the Harrogate in Bloom judges, along with Lee and Margaret Chadwick who won the Ronnie Sharp Cup for the most improved plot.

The association has recently installed new wrought iron gates at its site at the end of Beech Avenue. Much of the funding came from Andy Mais, a member of the group who died in January and whose widow, Dyane, asked for donations to be made to the allotment association at his funeral.

Combined with a grant from Harrogate Borough Council, the money helped buy the new gates.