Posted: Wed 15th May 2024

Wrexham pupils raise vital hospice funds thanks to Dixie the Dragon visit for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

A local primary school has raised more than £200 for a Wrexham hospice thanks to a visit from ‘Dixie the Dragon’.

Pupils at Wat’s Dyke School, in Garden Village, were visited by the sculpture and its creators O & H Metalworks on April 25.

The life-size Welsh dragon was designed by Britain’s youngest blacksmiths, Ollie and Harvey – who spent three months creating the masterpiece.

Named ‘Dixie the Dragon ‘ after Wrexham FC Legend Dixie McNeil, the sculpture consists of over 2000 hand-cut scales and can breathe fire.

The duo built the dragon – which is their biggest project to date – as a fundraiser for Nightingale House Hospice,

Pupils at Wat’s Dyke Primary School were amongst the many across the county borough to receive a visit by Dixie the Dragon as part of its tour around the county borough.

Throughout the day all classes had the chance to see and find out more about the dragon – helping to raise £209.00 for Nightingale House Hospice.

Wrexham AFC legend Dixie McNeil was also on hand to take part in a question and answer session alongside O & H Metalworks.

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