A FLINTSHIRE man is driving 1,800 across Europe in a £500 car all for charity.

Paul Williams, 49, will be embarking on the five-day drive on Wednesday which, including England, encompasses a total of six countries.

Paul, along with friend Richard Shaw from Chester, will encompass large parts of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Germany on the epic journey.

And the pair will not be doing it all, as they will be taking part in the 'Screwball Rally' alongside 80 other cars - with all cars on a strictly £500 budget.

Paul, an electrician by trade, said: "I did it a couple of years ago - the route was different. We drove an open-top convertible all the way down to Italy, and kept the roof open the whole way.

"I'm an absolute petrol head - I really love my cars.

"We've converted a big old Mercedes and I'm really looking forward to it."

Paul will undertaking the feat in aid of Parkinson's UK - a charity close to his heart.

He added: "My father-in-law and two friends live with the condition and so I've seen first-hand just how debilitating the illness is. It's not a life taker but it's a life changer, and not for the better.

"I am raising the money for Parkinson's UK, and I am going to direct the money towards support and care for the people who suffer from this horrible disease."

Richard will be donating to Hope House Hospice.

Both have set up JustGiving pages, and you can donate to them at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-williams238 and https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Shaw30