A CALENDER featuring photographs taken by a Prestatyn fundraiser who was killed on a round-the-world motorcycle trip has raised more than £400 for St Kentigern Hospice.

Paul McGowran died in 1997. The calendar was sold to raise money for the St Asaph based hospice as it was one of the charities the gifted amateur photographer adopted before setting off on his epic journey in 1991.

Paul’s mother Doris McGowran, of Meliden Road, Prestatyn, decided to produce the calendar to mark the 20th anniversary of her son’s death.

After handing a cheque to the hospice, Doris said: “Paul would be delighted to know that his striking photographs are continuing to raise further funds for St Kentigern.”

Paul began his mission to motorcycle around the world to raise money for cancer charities, including St Kentigern, in 1991.

Chris Porteous, also of Prestatyn, who helped choose the 12 images of people Paul met for the calendar, added: “Images used in the calendar were taken in Iran, Pakistan, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Cambodia, New Delhi and Nepal. Photographs and diary records from his solo travels also resulted in two books, published by Mrs McGowran in aid of the hospice.”

To date, more than £52,000 has been raised for Paul’s chosen charities.