Charity searches for sponsor to rescue annual Scarecrow Trail community event

Monday 13 March 09:56

Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) will be forced to cancel its annual Scarecrow Trail unless a sponsor comes forward to help with the costs of running the popular community event.

The Scarecrow Trail had over 500 islanders take part last year and this year would be its fourth year running, but for it to go ahead, FNHC will be looking for a sponsor to provide around £1,000 to cover the costs of putting the event on.

This year, FNHC has a partnership with the aMaizin! Adventure Park who is providing a large package of support to the charity’s child and family nursing teams. They have also offered to display the best made scarecrows at the Adventure Park to extend their brief but glorious reign into the summer.

The FNHC Scarecrow Trail, which launched in 2014, sees properties all along the Railway Walk, from Corbière to St Aubin, display scarecrows made by individuals, local groups, schools and local businesses.  Islanders are then invited to walk or cycle the route, finding and identifying the scarecrows, voting for their favourites.

This year’s event is pencilled in for the bank holiday weekend, 27th-29th May, with the theme of ‘Heroes and Villains’.

Ivo Le Maistre Smith, fundraising manager at FNHC, said: ‘The Scarecrow Trail is great fun for all of the family and helps to raise much needed funds for Family Nursing & Home Care.

‘We really hope that a sponsor will be able to step forward and save the event, it would be a real shame to cancel after so many islanders enjoyed it last year. We’d love to hear from any businesses that might be in a position to help us out.’

Any businesses that may be able to help by sponsoring the 2017 FNHC Scarecrow Trail are invited to contact Ivo Le Maistre-Smith for more information on ivo@fnhc.org.je or 01534 443664.

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