A chainsaw carver whose work appeared on the popular TV series, Game of Thrones, will now be auctioning off his work in aid of Wrexham's Maelor Hospital.

The auction will be held on Saturday, June 8 at Ty Pawb between 10am and 2.30pm.

Acclaimed artist, Simon O'Rourke from Wrexham, who uses fallen or felled trees to create his artwork, will be donating a bespoke piece worth around £2,000 to be auctioned off in aid of the Mason Ward at the Maelor and the Roald Dahl Centre at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Organiser of the event, Jo Dunbar, 40, from Wrexham decided to raise £2,500 each for the two hospitals as her way of showing her appreciation for their continued care.

Despite suffering from a number of health issues, which includes a blood clotting disorder and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) (a rare and progressive form of Pulmonary Hypertension), Miss Dunbar is more determined than ever to make this goal a reality.

She said: "The hospitals are both massive contributors to my on-going care.

"The aim is to raise enough money to buy important equipment for both hospitals.

"A new screening device that checks for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) for the Roald Dahl Centre and 12 infection-controlled Dyson fans for patients on the Mason Ward at the Maelor.

"The fans will provide care and comfort to patients on the ward."

Mr O'Rourke expressed his appreciation at this event being the perfect opportunity for him to give a little something back to the community.

He said: "Jo is a good friend of mine.

"It's horrible what she's going through but she's very determined to reach her target."

Miss Dunbar currently needs to raise £3,000 to achieve her £5,000 target and is optimistic that this auction will allow her to accomplish this goal.

She added: "Everyone is welcome to come and browse.

"So far I've raised £2,000 due to holding raffles, an online fundraiser and charity night at The Lemon Tree in Wrexham.

"Simon's generous donation of a bespoke carving is limited to taking up only one day to complete (including travel and installation if the winner isn't collecting it from his workshop near Wrexham) and can be completed using wood already belonging to the successful bidder, or from his own supply."

"This event is an ideal opportunity for someone to purchase a beautiful and unique piece of art for either themselves, business, school or charity whilst also giving to a good cause."

Bidding begins at £750 and over are welcomed either by emailing silentauctionrdc@gmail.com or going in person at Ty Pawb.

Winners will be announced at 2.15pm on June, 8.

To donate to this event, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jodunbarmaelor or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jodunbarroyal.

Past examples of Mr O'Rourke's work (which include pet portraits, human busts and furniture) can be found at www.treecarving.co.uk