Around 500 Scottish terriers are set to gather in a Chorley village this weekend to raise awareness for an animal welfare scheme.

This is the second year that local Scottie enthusiast, Cath Marchbank, from Bretherton will be holding the fundraising event in her own back garden after years of working for Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme STECS, a charity which rehomes over 100 neglected Scotties a year.

Mrs Marchbank herself owns eight Scottie dogs from the programme and works tirelessly to promote the cause all year round.

She said: "Last year’s event was great fun and we’re confident that this year will be just a successful.

"We’ve got dog owners, and their four legged friends, coming from all over the UK to visit and they’ll be plenty of fundraising activities running throughout the day to help raise awareness and support for our charity.

"As always, we’ll be holding the annual parade of this years rescue dogs and there’ll also be plant, craft and cake stalls to browse.

"The doors are open to everyone and tickets are still available. So whether you’re a member of our organisation or simply a dog lover wanting to share in our enthusiasm you’ll be welcome to attend and help us send even more Scotties to good, loving homes.”

The event will run from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday August 9.

Anyone wanting to know more about the day can visit www.stecs.net for further details.