A FUNDRAISING event is planned for a charity which helps refugees.

Retired Keighley GP Dr Richard Solomons spent Christmas as a volunteer in Greece with the charity, Kitrinos Healthcare, supporting people who have fled from conflicts in Syria and Africa.

Now a day of creative multi-cultural activities is taking place, on Saturday, August 31, to support the cause.

The event is at Fell Edge Farm, Addingham Moorside LS29 9JX, from 2pm to 2am.

Refugees and asylum seekers from across the district are among those attending.

The afternoon will begin with a welcome, and tea and cakes.

There will then be a range of activities including weaving workshops, woodwork, crafts, children’s games and nature trails.

A Persian banquet will take place at 6pm, and a raffle – with a range of prizes – will be drawn by Keighley MP John Grogan.

There will then be an open mic session, with a fire, storytelling and songs, followed by DJs.

The event is alcohol-free.

Donations are welcome – visit kitrinoshealthcare.org.

“Kitrinos provides health services for refugees in Camp Moria – where there are 6,000 people living in inhumane conditions under scraps of canvas,” said Dr Solomons.