A CHOCOLATE statue made for Rhug Estate is set to raise money for the Air Ambulance and Hope House children's hospice.

Conwy chocolatiers, Baravelli’s, have created a bespoke Bison, on behalf of the estate based near Corwen.

Created to celebrate Lord Newborough’s 70th birthday, Channel 5 filmed the chocolatiers making the masterpiece and the clips will be aired next year.

When he received the chocolate masterpiece Lord Newborough said he wanted to raffle the work of edible art so local charities could receive donations and, as a result, customers now have the opportunity to win the figure, worth £1,000 in time for Christmas.

Husband and wife team Emma and Mark Baravelli have been hand crafting chocolate for more than ten years.

Rhug Estate Managing Director, Graham Webster, said, “Baravelli’s chocolates are unique in the UK. No one else supplies such hand-crafted products. The response to the Baravelli’s products we stock in our Farm Shop has been phenomenal. We were delighted when they approached us with the idea of making a bespoke Bison for Lord Newborough’s birthday and it would be featured on Channel 5.”

Emma Baravelli said, “We are a small local, north Wales firm. We’re so grateful to Rhug Estate for all their support. We are very excited to be featured in a television series which gives an insight into our work.”

The bison is on display in the Farm Shop until December 22 and customers can win it by buying a raffle ticket in store - with proceeds being donated.