Straw-studded festival raises charity funds

Lawshall, Suffolk. Scarecrow festival throughout Lawshall over the weekend of May 27th to 28th in aid of the church and St Nicholas Hospice Care. Pictured are Becca Smart and Emma Clements.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE
Lawshall, Suffolk. Scarecrow festival throughout Lawshall over the weekend of May 27th to 28th in aid of the church and St Nicholas Hospice Care. Pictured are Becca Smart and Emma Clements. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Visitors enjoyed a real straw-studded affair at the weekend while helping to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care and their local church.

Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes were on display at the Lawshall Scarecrow Festival on Saturday and Sunday, with villagers taking both the scarecrow competition and the fund-raising causes to heart.

Lawshall, Suffolk. Scarecrow festival throughout Lawshall over the weekend of May 27th to 28th in aid of the church and St Nicholas Hospice Care. More Tea Vicar for Rev'd Jeremy Parsons' scarecrow. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Lawshall, Suffolk. Scarecrow festival throughout Lawshall over the weekend of May 27th to 28th in aid of the church and St Nicholas Hospice Care. More Tea Vicar for Rev'd Jeremy Parsons' scarecrow. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Scarecrow Festival is the second since it was revived last year, after a five-year break.

A total of £720 was raised with funds also going towards All Saints’ Church.

“We are so pleased Lawshall Scarecrow Festival supported St Nicholas Hospice Care,” said Emma Clements, hospice events administrator.

“The festival always draws a lot of attention with some brilliantly turned out scarecrows decorating the village.

“We had a lot of people, easily more than 100 , enjoying the two days.”

More than 3o scarecrows were on show throughout the village from 10am to 4pm.

They included some quirky designs including Bob the Builder, a St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out scarecrow and the Britain’s Got Talent judges.

Refreshments and cakes were available and the ‘best scarecrow’ prize, went to the Limmer Family with their Scary Crow.

See this week’s Bury Free Press newspaper for more pictures.