Cub Scouts have got into the Halloween spirit and helped raise money for a hospice by carving pumpkins.
Master carver Marie Harper has been carving pumpkins in exchange for donations to Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.
Nine cubs from Chirk have been giving her a helping hand at their headquarters in the town.
The cubs were also busy making Halloween masks inspired by Day of the Dead, a Mexican festival starting on November 1.
Sue Graves, a cub scout helper, said: “We’re looking at the Day of the Dead because it’s fun and festive and it’s a good way of remembering the dead.”
Cub Alfie Hufton, eight, said: “It’s called the Day of the Dead but I don’t know why it’s not called Three Days of the Dead because it’s three days long.
“They make their relatives’ favourite food and make banners with flowers on, like Remembrance Day.”
Once they finished their masks, the cubs had a go at carving the pumpkins Miss Harper had prepared with stencils.
She has created 22 made to order Halloween pumpkins this month, with all proceeds going to Nightingale House.
Miss Harper said: “It’s for the memory of my grandad.
“He died six years ago of prostate cancer. He didn’t get to use the Nightingale House facilities but they were still supportive of my family.
“It’s been three years that I’ve done this carving. The first year I did for free just to get my name out there.
“Last year I did it for CLIC Sargent, and this year for Nightingale House.”
Nightingale House provides palliative and end of life care for local patients.
Mike Davies, of M&A Fruit and Veg in Manchester, donated all the pumpkins to Miss Harper for free.
She said she already has orders for 26 more, enough to keep her carving until October 28.
Cub scout leader Vinnie Graves said the cubs had also been busy.
He said: “We did our first camp in September, the first two nights away. They played water hockey, we had camp fires, a bungee jump, and we roasted marshmallows.
“For Halloween night we’ll be making toffee apples and doing fancy dress.”
To order a carved pumpkin from Miss Harper, text her on 07842 777115.