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Freathy scarecrows prove they are more than just good looks

20 September 2022 chsw Fundraising

Scarecrows created by the Freathy community on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall have proven they are more than just good looks by managing to raise £178 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

More than 20 local residents made their donation to CHSW and then got very creative with their entries into the Freathy Scarecrow competition which saw everything from scarecrow mermaids, surfers and lifeguards proudly displayed. 

Judging of the community’s scarecrow competition took place on 3 September by a local business woman.  Annabel Roberts, Area Fundraiser for CHSW then presented the certificates to the winners including Steve Furnival who created the first prize winner - Driftwood Dan the Pirate scarecrow.  

Event Organiser Ted Crisp said; “The Freathy community really got behind this Scarecrow competition with very imaginative creations of a high standard.

This was a great community effort, and we were so pleased to be able to  give a sum of £178 to Children’s Hospice South West, to enable them to carry on with the invaluable work they do.

Annabel Roberts from CHSW said; “We are so appreciative to everyone who contributed and was part of the competition. I am delighted to be able to be taking this donation back to Little Harbour children’s hospice where it will be greatly appreciated.”

Little Harbour in St Austell supports children and young people from across Cornwall and Plymouth living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. The children’s hospice provides day visits, resilience stays for the whole family, end of life care, bereavement support and the team also offer home visits and virtual support. Little Harbour costs around £3 million a year to run, most of which is raised through voluntary donations such as this.

If you are interested in getting your local community involved with fundraising for CHSW simply email or call Little Harbour on 01726 871 800 to speak to one of the Fundraising Team


Ted Crisp handing over the donation to Annabel from CHSW