Scarecrows set to line Weston Rhyn village for charity

By Jonny Drury | Entertainment | Published:

This will be the unfamiliar scene you will encounter when you go through a village this weekend.

Organiser Angela Bright from Berwyn Ave, Chirk Bank, chirk, gets ready for this weekends Scarecrow competition

Usually in the rural area of Chirk Bank, near Oswestry, you drive past rows of houses, gardens and fields, however that won't be the case.

You are sure to be surprised as scarecrows line the gardens as part of a competition to raise money.

A fundraising weekend is being held in the village near Weston Rhyn on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for the bone tumour cancer centre appeal at the nearby Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Between 2pm and 6pm on both days the Chirk Bank community room will host an art exhibition with many paintings and works of art for sale.

There will also be a photography exhibition in the Chirk Bank chapel.

Several artists have also donated paintings for a raffle.

There will also be a cake stall while afternoon teas will be served at 20 Berwyn Avenue, the home of organiser, Angela Bright.

Mrs Bright, whose son, Byron, died from bone cancer 23 years ago at the age of just 20, said there was a lot of research taking place into the disease.

"Last year we raised almost £1,000," she said.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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