A VINTAGE motor show raised £3627.93 for a local boy who has Cerebral palsy.

Moreton in Marsh boy Charlie Herbert, aged 9 is having an operation called Selective dorsal rhizotomy to help him walk by stopping the spastic displeasure in his leg.

A fund raising event was organised by Moreton in Marsh based Mrs D's Vintage Afternoon Teas, owned by Annette Dukes and Sadie Dyer. The day raised vital funds for Charlie's after care.

Charlie will have to stay in Bristol for five weeks after having the operation at Bristol Children's Hospital, and the money raised at the motor show will go towards his family being able to stay in Bristol, as well as some extra Physiotherapy sessions to help Charlie's recovery.

Brian Herbert, Charlie's dad said: "It will mean the world to see him up on his feet, and to see him running around. He can walk really short distances with a splint, but for anything longer distance he has been in a wheelchair."

Charlie attends St David's C of E Primary School in Moreton in Marsh. Mr Herbert, a postman said: "Everyone who knows Charlie, and the School have been amazing. They've gone out of their way to help us."

Mr Herbert said it has been difficult for Charlie: "We have to be with him constantly, he can't just run off like a normal nine-year-old, we have to make sure he is safe, it's not easy."

Mr Herbert said: "I'd like to thanks Sadie and Annette for the fund raising they did."

The event at Moreton in Marsh cricket ground saw 28 stalls, food stands, around 60 cars and a pop up vintage tea room put on by Mrs D's Vintage Afternoon Teas.

Ms Dyer said: "We have known Brian for a long time, and we wanted to do something to help Charlie. Obviously with the theme of our vintage tea room it went hand in hand. Lots of people came and we have had lots of requests to do it again next year."

To donate further to Charlie's after care visit gofundme.com/charlieherbert