Come to the Chew Valley this October and recapture the magic of childhood! Spot Postman Pat on his deliveries as Dougal and Zebedee enjoy the magic roundabout, or see if you can win at a giant game of snakes and ladders and Connect4. These are just a few of the truly amazing creations coming together for a very special reason – Harvey’s Scarecrow Trail.
From 5th – 31st October, local heroes big and small each build a scarecrow in the theme of ‘Kids TV and Toys’ and display it in their garden, school or business to create Harvey’s scarecrow trail. The challenge is for you to find all 127 scarecrows and correctly name them. Will you be crowned Scarecrow Super Sleuth and win the prize of a fantastic day out at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm?
It’s a fabulous community event; all about having fun whilst raising awareness of the Harvey Hext story and Neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. 8 year old Harvey from Bristol is an identical twin; he has downs syndrome and is currently fighting Neuroblastoma. Incredibly, Harvey also needs to raise £300,000 to fund potential treatment.
Pick up a scarecrow trail map from The Co-op in Chew Magna, Chew Stoke Village Shop, Winford Stores or Chew Lake Cafe. A map costs just £2.50 with all monies going to The Harvey Hext Appeal. See www.facebook.com/Harveyscarecrow for more details. And do tell all your friends about Harvey’s scarecrows we want everyone to know about them!
P.S. On Saturday 18th October from 11:30am to 3:30pm Winford Primary School will be hosting Harvey’s Scarecrow Fayre. There will be some extraordinary entertainment from Oreo the racoon and friends, who has recently returned from making this summer’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy! So if you fancy meeting a hollywood A lister come to Winford and support Harvey.
You might just spot a scarecrow on the way.