AN enterprising schoolgirl is flavour of the month after she created a special Malawi beefburger to help fulfil her dream of going on a volunteer mission to the country.

Grace Lynch, 17, who works on Saturdays at Robert Alexander Butchers on Princes Street in the Port, came up with a unique creation to help in her fundraising quest to find the £7,000 she needs to fund her life-changing year-long trip.

The Lilybank resident has already raised £2,000 from completing a 5k every day during December.

She has already signed up for the virtual Kiltwalk in April, to walk 23 miles from Port Glasgow to Wemyss Bay, and has until August to hit her target to enable the African adventure to go ahead.

Grace, a sixth year pupil at St Stephen's High, said: "I will be working with children and adults with additional support needs in a school or care setting.

"I will be giving extra help to teachers.

"Volunteering is something I've always wanted to do and because I will be there for a year, it means I will be able to become ingrained in their culture.

"I don't know anyone going on the the trip but I will be paired up with someone.

"I think the living conditions will be challenging, as will being away from my family for a year."

Butcher boss Drew McKenzie says he is delighted to help Grace in her aid appeal.

He said: "Grace has been part of the team at Robert Alexander's for almost two years now.

"She works with us on a Saturday and at holiday times.

"She is a delightful and talented young lady and I'm sure whatever she is called upon to do in Malawi, she will be well up to the task.

"Grace developed a beefburger inspired by Malawi - it's a classic with a mild curry taste brushed with a fruity marinade.

"They taste fantastic.

"We will be selling them through our online shop at with all the proceeds going to Grace's Malawi Fund.

"Grace will also be selling them to her school friends."

To support Grace in her fundraiser visit or see her Grace Lynch Malawi fundraising page on Facebook.