PICTURES: Scarecrows fill Sudbury area for charity competition in support of Storehouse foodbank
Witches, wizards, sports stars and Disney characters were among the vast array of scarecrows that cropped up across the Sudbury area, as part of a charity fundraiser to aid a local foodbank.
A total of 59 homes in Sudbury, Great Cornard, Bures, Newton, Long Melford, Acton, Great Waldingfield, Glemsford, Stanstead, Clare, Boxford and Groton channelled their creative juices into the Covid-19 Scarecrow Competition this month.
The entries, which ranged from traditional scarecrows to designs based on the likes of Donald Duck, Mary Poppins, James Bond and the Tiger King, were on display over the weekend of June 13 and 14, with each participant making a minimum donation of £2.
Around £700 was raised from the competition, which will be donated to Storehouse foodbank in Sudbury, which has experienced a sharp rise demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sudbury community wardens visited each home to judge the best entries, with the top three presented with prizes contributed by local businesses such as the Canhams Road Co-op, Perrywood Garden Centre, Weston’s Bakery, Altars of Unity, and KP Valeting and Detailing.
Organiser Laura Dantzic, who previously organised the virtual wildlife trail in Great Cornard in support of Colchester Zoo, said: “I’m really pleased the community got behind it, and we’ve managed to raise some much-needed funds for another great cause.
“The effort everyone has put into their scarecrows is phenomenal.
“People have really invested a lot of time and effort into their creations and it shows.
“I’ve received a lot of messages thanking me for putting the competition on and for giving them a project the whole family could get involved in, but I couldn’t have done it without their support.”
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