Please Help Blakey Chef Chris Hamilton

Chris is a chef at The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge in North Yorkshire, UK. For many, many years he has been a most cheerful, helpful, loyal, considerate and hard-working member of the Blakey family. Every year he works his ass off for 10 months then treats himself to an amazing holiday and visits the great friends he has gained all around the world from his travels.

On Saturday 16th November 2019, a few days into his latest trip to New Zealand, he was involved in a horrific accident that has left him with devastating, life-changing injuries. He is currently in a stable, but critical condition in Auckland hospital, thousands of miles from home.

This page has been set up by Paul & David Crossland, his employers and friends at The Lion Inn. All funds raised will be passed directly to his family to help them get out to him, and to provide support for Chris' journey in the difficult months and years ahead.

Thank you in anticipation for any help, no matter how small. Chris would have been the first one to put a few quid in to help if it was you... and remember, it was Chris who brought the Parmo to Blakey!
  • Diana Crossland 
    • £30 
    • 18 mos
  • N.E.Branch Christian Motorcyclists Assn 
    • £500 
    • 27 mos
  • Steve & Ann Major Donation & sale of Ann's painting at Mostly Autumn gig 
    • £200 
    • 31 mos
  • Ian Naylor  
    • £10 
    • 31 mos
  • Pierre Schiele 
    • £10 
    • 31 mos
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Paul and David Crossland 
Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom