Dog fanatics across Wrexham are welcome to attend an action packed event to show-off what their furry friends can do.

A fundraising dog event is taking place on Saturday, May 11 at Bellevue Park, Wrexham between 10am and 2pm to raise funds for local scouts to attend The World Scout Jamboree, West Virginia, USA in July.

However, dog owners are required to keep their dogs on a leash at all times throughout this event.

The event is being organised by scout member, Thomas Cole, 14, a student at Ysgol Clywedog in Wrexham and his mother, Lesley Cole.

Mrs Cole, said: "Thomas is part of the Fluffy Dragon unit and he is he is organising this with my support.

"Our aim for the day is to have a fun free event that can bring the local community together whilst also supporting local companies that are attending to sell their products."

On the day, owners can browse a variety of stalls as well as being in the chance of winning some competitions too.

The competitions consist of 12 fun classes, including best boy and girl dog, the waggiest tail, most like owner and best rescue.

Judging for these competitions will commence at 11am and will cost £2 per class to enter.

A large portion of the money raised at this event will also go towards helping scouts from developing countries to attend the Jamboree in the US.

Mrs Cole spoke highly about her son's determination to make this visit possible. She said: “Each scout has to raise £3,495 to for this event in the US.

"My son has already gained so much life experience from organising a variety of fundraising events which includes carboot sales, bingo nights and duck races as well as having to contact companies himself for prizes.

"Getting to be part of the Jamboree will be an experience of a life time. There will be over 40,000 scouts from around the world attending.”

As well as raising funds for local and international scouts, a donation will be made to a dog rescue charity.

All proceeds made from the 'best rescue' class category will be donated to the Finding Furever Homes charity.

Andrea Newton, Chair and Trustee of the dog rescue charity, Finding Furever Homes, said: "We are grateful for any donation that helps with the dogs we are currently caring for.”

The rescue charity is seeking a new base within the local area and appreciate anyone who has any information regarding suitable standard kennels to get in touch.

Stall spaces are still available.

If you are interested in becoming a judge at this event or require further information, email