A local family has stepped in to make sure there are some Royal faces lining the Railway Walk this summer and scaring off birds for charity.
The family, who wish to remain anonymous, are sponsoring Family Nursing & Home Care's Scarecrow Trail in July.
The Charity’s Fundraising Manager Ivo Le Maistre Smith said: “We are thrilled that someone has stepped forward to save our scarecrow trail.
“One family enjoyed the event so much over the past two years that they wanted to use their own money to save the event. It’s such a generous gesture and we are so grateful to them for helping us to put the event on for another year for the public to enjoy.”
Individuals, local groups, schools and businesses are being encouraged to get creative again this year and make a scarecrow before 3 June for a chance of winning a cash prize.
There's a £150 first prize, £50 second prize and a £25 third prize up for grabs for the best scarecrows in the People’s Choice awards. Last year 30 familiar faces went on display, from ET to Jack Sparrow but it was a team from Poplars Day Centre who won first prize with ‘The Tin Man’ from The Wizard of Oz.
FNHC will be selling trail maps this summer showing where all the scarecrows are located from Corbière to St Aubin and an answer sheet for people to fill in.
You'll be asked to spot which ‘royal’ each scarecrow represents and to vote for your favourite. The organisers will then count up votes for the best scarecrow and enter anyone who votes into a draw for a chance of winning £50.
Mr Le Maistre Smith said: “Anyone can get involved in the trail by making a scarecrow or by following the route and identifying the scarecrows on 2nd and 3rd July. The event is great fun for all the family and will help to raise much needed funds for our community nursing teams.”
You can download an entry form here and if you want more information, give Ivo Le Maistre smith a call on 443664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FNHC was set up in 1907 and provides a variety of nursing services for Islanders from birth to the end of their lives. The charity has a team of health visitors, school and children’s nurses, district and specialist nurses and helps people in their homes. It needs to raise £2 million a year.
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