Two children’s television’s favourite characters paid a visit to Chirk last weekend as part of a charity fundraising event.

Peppa Pig and Hello Kitty visited the AAAs club to meet and greet youngsters in the town.

The event was organised in memory of Mia Parry who died last year after a battle with illness.

Mia’s favourite character was Peppa Pig, so the character visited Chirk in order to raise funds for Hope House Hospice.

The event was a great success, and helped to raise more than £450 for the Morda-based children’s hospice.

Amy Valentine helped to organise the event and dressed as Peppa on the day.

She said: “We were really pleased with the turnout, it was very impressive.

“The AAAs was packed inside at one point and it got busy outside with people enjoying the good weather.

“The mascots came for two hours in the afternoon and they were both very well-received.

“We raised a total of £487.50 for Hope House which is just amazing.

“When I was filling in the forms before the event, I set a target of £150 to raise, so to raise more than three times that amount is such a great surprise.

“It was a big bonus and it definitely makes me think about the possibility of holding a similar event again.”

Amy admitted she was overwhelmed by the response of the people in Chirk, and said she never expected the event to raise so much money.

“It was a really nice way to remember Mia, especially with Peppa Pig being her favourite children’s TV character,” she added.

“I just want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came along and donated – I really can’t thank them all enough.

“It was so generous of everyone, I just didn’t expect it.

“I would also like to thank everyone who helped out with the running of the event on the day.

“Thanks to Harley [Hughes] for being Hello Kitty for the day and finally thanks to Chirk AAAs for the room and giving us the chance to host the event there.”