TWO SCOUTS are hoping to represent Wrexham on the international stage with the trip of a lifetime.

Thomas Cole and Ioan Llewellyn-Foster have been selected to represent Wales next year for the the 24th World Scout Jamboree in the USA as the part of the Welsh contingency.

To be selected for the 2019 jamboree each scout had to submit a written application. From that stage some scouts were chosen to take part in a selection camp where they had to demonstrate many skills and also had to be interviewed.

To raise money for the trip the Anise Indian restaurant on Smithfield Road will be holding a curry night on July 24 which will see money from food sales donated to the scouts' funds.

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA, and will take place from July 22 to August 2, 2019.

The Jamboree will be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico.

Anise manager Robb Golam said: "This is such a great opportunity for the lads and we are really keen to help make this dream come true for them, it'll be a great night for a good cause so do come and get your tickets fast."

Ioan, a pupil at St Joseph’s School in Hightown, who has been scouting since joining Beavers aged six, said: “I’m excited about everything about it, meeting scouts from around the world, the travel, the activities."

Meanwhile Thomas, who attends Ysgol Clywedog in Offa and has been in Rhosnesni Scouts since he was six, added: “I’m most excited about meeting new people and getting to do lots of incredible activities.

"It will be an amazing experience that I will remember forever.”

For the night the restaurant are providing a three course meal for £13.99.

To book a table and help with the fundraising, call 01978 261273.