HE has been giving medical treatment to pop fans at music festivals for years.

Now Burnham paramedic Nich Woolf is travelling to war-torn Afghanistan equipped with vital medical supplies for children born with limb disabilities - or Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.

The 58-year-old, who works for the Welsh Ambulance Service, is a founder member of Festival Medical Services, which raises money for medical causes in Britain and around the world, and provides medical support at Glastonbury and Reading festivals.

Nich will make his way to Afghanistan in October to work alongside former ITN newscaster Sandy Gall and her charity - Sandy Gall's Afghanistan Appeal - to operate on, and treat, dozens of affected children.

He said: “In such a poor country, anyone with a disability is at an even greater disadvantage than those in a developed country, which is why this visit is so important.

“The programme includes raising awareness and training professionals in recognition of the condition and treatment.

“My objective is to deliver good quality, serviceable equipment and supplies to a hospital in northern Afghanistan and provide training for local staff in resuscitation, as well as to support the Sandy Gall aid programme.”

Nich said he would be using Festival Medical Services at the up-coming Glastonbury Festival as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for his trip.

To donate money, or if you have access to medical equipment that could be suitable for this project, contact Nich on 07773-333262.