A FLINTSHIRE grandmother and her grandson are holding a community fundraiser to raise money for a school over 5,000 miles away.

Jill Currie, 75, and her grandson Lewis Edwards, 25, are holding the event in aid of the Lady Heike School in Akatakyiwa, Ghana, at Ewloe Social Club on Wednesday (August 21).

Lewis said: “My grandmother has been going to Ghana for nearly 10 years now (since 2011) to give medical care and to oversee various events and projects.

“She’s worked with a number of schools in that time, including the Lady Heike School which she has become more involved with over the past four or five years after becoming friends with the founder, Molly Yankey.

“The money we raise will go towards the continued development of the school, education supplies, food and vaccinations.”

The two family members are due to head out to Ghana for three weeks in October, with the trip being a first for Lewis.

They will continue to assist with the work that the school needs doing after recently repainting, installing fencing and building bookshelves.

There will be live music at the upcoming community event, performed by local artists such as Jack Kelsey, as well as a stall, a raffle and a selection of snacks.

Tickets to the three-hour event taking place between 7.30pm and 10.30pm are £5 on the door, but pre-booking can also be done by contacting Lewis on 07837783997.

All proceeds from the night will be in aid of the Lady Heike School in Akatakyiwa, Ghana.