THE landlord of a Chirk pub has thanked those who donated to a recent fundraiser in aid of a local dog charity.

Tracey Jones, of The Bridge Inn, set up an online fundraiser in aid of Hector's Greyhound Rescue, based in Oswestry, which raised more than £630.

A fundraiser was set up by Tracey after she read an article in the Advertizer, in which the dog charity made an urgent appeal for funds.

Tracey said: "I was sat with my husband and my daughter when I read it, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about those poor dogs who would be impacted without their services.

"I told them ‘we need to do something, and we need to do it now’.

"The work they do is amazing – it gives the dogs a whole new life."

A total of £634 was presented to Hector's by the pub, which will go towards helping dogs in urgent need of help.

Tracey added: "I opened the JustGiving page and shared it on the pub’s Facebook page, and it got shared everywhere.

"Before we knew it, people were just making generous donations.

"We are all dog lovers here and we’re going to continue supporting them. It’s great to have been able to help them."

Hayley Bradley, founder of the charity, explained how the money from The Bridge Inn alone will help to save the lives of two dogs.

She said: "We received a call from the pub asking us to come and collect the money – it was amazing news for us.

"It will help to save the lives of two dogs – from point of rescue, through medical checks and including average costs.

"It helps two dogs who otherwise would not have had their lives.

"We take in desperate dogs – whether they are a by-product of the racing industry or dogs who have been handed over or impacted by marriage break-ups.

"They are dogs in awkward and life-threatening situations."

Hayley was quick to thank Tracey for her support, as well as all others who have donated funds in recent weeks.

"I can never thank them enough," Hayley said.

"The kindness we receive – we could never fully show how appreciative we have been, and it has been a lifeline.