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Scarecrow Festival raises over £3,500 for new Pre-school premises in King’s Sutton

September 26th, 2017

The 5th annual King’s Sutton Scarecrow Festival raised £3,646 towards King’s Sutton Pre-school’s New Premises Campaign. Visitors were enthralled by the stunning ariel acrobatics provided by Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display team, while fans of our four-legged friends were captivated by the Dog Show run by Up n' Over Dog training club. And those who made it to the end of the Scarecrow trail felt like they had walked back through time as they entered a viking and anglo-saxon re-enacment village, showing how people would have lived in this area over 1000 years ago.

There were 38 scarecrow entries this year and it was really impressive how people responded to the theme of “Inspired by Nature”. There was everything from Bee Keepers to Bill Oddie, from Giant Earth worms to solar powered weather systems! The pre-school would like to thank everyone who took part and to all the local business sponsors and raffle prize donors.

The three scarecrow winners were:

  1. Mr G T MacFall with his giant green man scarecrow
  2. Jake & Logan Brock with their amazing Hedgehog scarecrow
  3. Year 2 Primary Academy pupils with their tribute to Roald Dahl’s The Giraffe the Peli and Me

“Pre-school needs to raise £300,000 for a new, larger, purpose-built and fully accessible premises,” says Scarecrow Festival organiser Helen Woolner. “The good news is that we are already over halfway there, with the festival’s profits bringing the total raised so far to £184,000. We need to raise the remainder by 2019, our 50th anniversary year, as the grants we have successfully applied for have only been ring-fenced only until then.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the cause can do so online here.

Click here to contact Helen Woolner​ by email.

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