Thousands raised for local causes at Manuden Scarecrow Trail
PUBLISHED: 11:06 12 June 2018
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Thousands of people visited the fourth annual Manuden Scarecrow Trail which took place from June 1-3 this year.
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.
It was a huge success and the money raised this year will go to other charitable and local causes.
This year, villagers built scarecrows based on the theme sports and hobbies.
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.
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.