Thousands raised for local causes at Manuden Scarecrow Trail

PUBLISHED: 11:06 12 June 2018

Jack Brace aged three pays a visit to one of the most popular scarecrow displays 34 Cross Country Unicorn Racing in a pretty village setting.

Jack Brace aged three pays a visit to one of the most popular scarecrow displays 34 Cross Country Unicorn Racing in a pretty village setting.

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Thousands of people visited the fourth annual Manuden Scarecrow Trail which took place from June 1-3 this year.

Tobias Mitchel Davies aged five reels in a shark named Henry, his eight year old brother.Tobias Mitchel Davies aged five reels in a shark named Henry, his eight year old brother.

The original scarecrow trail was organised by a group of mums as a fun, family event in order to raise funds for a new village playground.

James and George Waterman, aged seven and three, scoot by to say Ahoy There!James and George Waterman, aged seven and three, scoot by to say Ahoy There!

It was a huge success and the money raised this year will go to other charitable and local causes.

Willow Hyatt aged 7 at Manuden Fun Run.Willow Hyatt aged 7 at Manuden Fun Run.

This year, villagers built scarecrows based on the theme sports and hobbies.

Evie 4 and Isabel 7 with no 8 PADIEvie 4 and Isabel 7 with no 8 PADI

The winning scarecrow, as voted for by the public who followed the trail, was Becher’s Brook, a horse jumping over the hedge as in the famous Grand National event, made by Patrick Broster and Emma Heath. In second place was Cross Country Unicorn Racing and in third place was Nature Spotting.

Elliot Walsh aged 6 propping up the bar at 3. The 19th Hole.Elliot Walsh aged 6 propping up the bar at 3. The 19th Hole.

More than 1,000 trail maps were sold and several thousand visitors walked around the village, admiring the scarecrows.

In total, more than £5,500 was raised and the money will be split between The Sick Children’s Trust at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and other local causes.

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