A FUNDRAISER is being held in Penyffordd to help raise money for a Hawarden man who suffered life-changing injuries following a collision.

On January 10, 2022, Ian Tilston had been travelling to work when he took junction 10 of the M56, where two horses had managed to escape from a nearby site.

One collided with his vehicle which left Ian 'crushed inside his car'.

Ian suffered two cardiac arrests, major brain trauma and a punctured lung.

He was incidentally transferred to Salford Royal Hospital, where he had numerous brain surgeries, was on life support for months, and was also in a coma for a couple of months.

He has since come out of critical condition, but has been left blind and has been told he will not be able to walk again.

With the help of The Red Lion Pub, Ian's work friend, Sian Bird has now arranged a drag show featuring popular drag queen, Sha Garada to perform a fundraiser charity show with all the money going towards helping Ian as he prepares to eventually move home.

The event is being held at The Red Lion Penyffordd, Saturday, April 8 from 8pm.

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Event organiser, Sian said: "We are still looking for help with prizes for the raffle and auction if anyone can help.

"I've arranged the event with the help of The Red Lion, Penyffordd as Ian was a work friend.

"We would all like to raise as much money as possible.

"Sha Garada has a huge following and we anticipate the event being a sell out."

A Gofund me page is also currently active to help support Ian which can be accessed by clicking here.

Ian's brother, Adam Tilston added: "We are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received.

"Ian is much loved and it's amazing his old work colleagues are doing this.

"There are a few more fundraisers in the pipeline. So I am sure the total will grow.

"Ian is doing well, he is shocked as we are about the amount raised and amount of love he has received."

Ian is currently still recovering in the Walton Centre in Liverpool and is soon hoping to return home.