Raising money for Chris

Christopher and David Maltby. (s)
Christopher and David Maltby. (s)

A SIX-year-old boy is appealing for help so his twin brother can walk, run and play with him.

David and Christopher Maltby, both pupils at St Robert’s Primary School, were born 12 weeks prematurely weighing just over 2lbs each and spent the first nine weeks of their lives in Harrogate’s special care baby unit.

The boys are inseparable, but at 18 months old Christopher was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, preventing him from wakling properly.

Parents Steven and Fiona are trying to raise £50,000 to take him to St Louis Children’s Hospital in America for life-changing surgery.

To mark national twins week, which begins tomorrow, David is appealing for people to donate £1 - and is selling wristbands to his friends to help the cause.

To make a donation, visit www.apoundforchris.co.uk. To find out more about Christopher’s condition and treatment, or see details of fundraising events, visit www.chrissysquest.co.uk.