A Pembrokeshire hotelier’s family connection with Tanzania has led him to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s home in the African county.

Andrew Stirling of the Wolfscastle Country Hotel is the nephew of the late Dr Leader Stirling, a missionary surgeon who became minister for health in Tanzania.

“He did so much for the health system of that country, including building three hospitals,” said Andrew.

“That’s why we have chosen to support the Amani centre for destitute children through holding our Ladies Charity Garden Party at the hotel.”

Last year’s party raised around £4,000 from ticket sales and raffles, which was divided between the Amani centre and Pembrokeshire’s hospice at home charity, the Paul Sartori Foundation.

“We’re hoping that this year’s event - which takes place on Sunday July 8th - will be an equal success, particularly as the hotel is celebrating its 35th anniversary,” added Andrew.

Ladies are encouraged to dress up in posh frocks (hats optional) to enjoy Pimms and afternoon tea, with entertainment by Honey Fungus, a husband-and-wife acoustic duo from Solva.

The party takes place between 2pm and 5pm, and tickets, at £12.50, are available from the hotel. Fifty per cent of the ticket price will go direct to the charities.