King’s Sutton Scarecrow Festival gets pre-school fund over half-way mark

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Rain Man scarecrow. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094250001
Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Rain Man scarecrow. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094250001

A scarecrow festival in King’s Sutton has raised more than £3,500 towards a new home for the village pre-school.

There were 38 scarecrows on display as well as other entertainment such as aerial acrobatics from Ye Olde Redtail Falconry display team, a dog show from Up ‘n’ Over dog training club and a Viking and Anglo-Saxon re-enacment village.

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Children enjoying zorbing. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. Not to be used in any other article. NNL-170926-094212001

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Children enjoying zorbing. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. Not to be used in any other article. NNL-170926-094212001

Trustee Helen Woolner, said: “We had everything from beekeepers to Bill Oddie, from giant earth worms to solar powered weather systems. Thanks to everyone who took part and to all our local business sponsors and raffle prize donors – we couldn’t have raised all that money without your generous contributions.”

The winning scarecrows were the giant green man by GT MacFall, the hedgehog by Jake and Logan Brock and a tribute to Roald Dahl’s The Giraffe, the Peli and Me by the year two primary academy pupils.

The pre-school needs to raise £300,000 for a new building and is half-way there, with the festival’s profits bringing the total to £184,000. It needs to raise the rest by 2019, its 50th anniversary. Donate at www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/kingssuttonpreschool

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrow made out of recycling. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094239001

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrow made out of recycling. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094239001

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Birds of prey were on display at the festival. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094226001

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Birds of prey were on display at the festival. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094226001

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Jake and Logan Brock with mum, Emma, with their winning scarecrow hedgehog. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094301001

Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival. Jake and Logan Brock with mum, Emma, with their winning scarecrow hedgehog. Picture by Kevin Kennedy. NNL-170926-094301001