A GENEROUS Wee County man is hoping to help build a toilet block for children at a Ghanaian school.

One-man fundraising machine Gary Drummond is looking to help the youngsters at His Mercies International Academy in a small town just outside Cape Coast.

He said he was left horrified by the conditions there during a previous visit when he donated books, a TV and a DVD player with discs.

Speaking with the Advertiser, Gary said: “I was shocked to see the toilet facilities, which is used by boys and girls.

“There were just two holes in the ground and no privacy.”

The kids and the headteacher, whom he had met in October last year, are a “lovely” bunch and Gary estimates around £800 should be enough to get the job done.

Meanwhile, he is gearing up for a trip to Tanzania, tirelessly hoping to make a difference and help young people there too.

As reported just after Christmas, he will be taking toys and educational books and revealed that more than a dozen generous locals have donated items to that cause.

In fact, such was the extent of the generosity of people from the Wee County and beyond, he will have to hire a 40ft shipping container later in May to deliver the surplus to the children in Ghana as well.

On top of that, he sourced medical equipment, which he will donate during the upcoming trip to Tanzania.

Those wishing to help advance the cause of the toilet block can visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/garydrummondschool and donate.

For more information, contact Gary via gdfundraising@outlook.com