Today saw the culmination of a campaign to ‘change Wrexham’ come to fruition with the day long celebration WreXfest.
Several weeks ago we reported on how a young lady, Beth Bennett, had set up ‘Change Wrexham For Our Future’; a Facebook group to abolish negative perceptions of Wrexham (some of which had been fuelled by press coverage. Not from us we might add!). Overnight the Facebook group had gathered over 1,000 followers, which inspired Beth to put on an event in support of her campaign.
At the event itself local musician Danny Gruff kicked off proceedings with a performance on the Llwyn Isaf bandstand. He was followed by Americo, Kip Cannon, local performing group Dancing Shoes, fitness bootcamp Dragon Fitness, and many more performers who emtertained the crowds throughout the afternoon.
We grabbed a word with Beth as the event was in full swing, who was delighted with the turn out: “It’s great to see so many people out here today. I was a little bit worried because the weather isn’t the best but it’s great to see people here and enjoying themselves.”
Asked about how it felt for the event to actually be happening, and the culmination of a lot of hard work, Beth said: “It feels really good, I do feel proud of all the work that’s gone in and what we’ve achieved in a relatively short space of time.
A representative from one of the pet stalls in Queens Square had said it was the busiest he had seen town in years for a Saturday.”
By our reckoning there were a few hundred in attendance and by the time the event comes to a close this evening, thousands will have been to see and take part in an event that was by the community, for the community.
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