Marlow Bottom's first annual scarecrow festival will take place at the end of the month, with the proceeds going to help Burford School.

Residents in the village are being encouraged to come up with their funniest and most decorative scarecrows, with the entry deadline being October 9.

It will take place between October 24 and November 1.

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And in addition to the scarecrow festival taking place, a Just Giving page has been launched to help the school, which has been badly impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

An excerpt from the page wrote, “During this difficult time, we all need something to make us smile!

"Friends of Burford, on behalf of Burford School, are delighted to announce Marlow Bottom’s First Annual Scarecrow Festival.

“We are inviting all those who are participating by displaying a scarecrow to donate towards our charity for Burford School.

“Friends of Burford will donate 100 per cent of the funds raised to the school to be put towards funding school projects and school improvements.”

All entries will be included on the official scarecrow trail map, with the copies being made available by email or from the village’s latest coffee shop, Tin Town Coffee, as well as the Barn Club.

Each map will cost £2.

The scarecrows must not be offensive or gruesome and they must be visibly displayed at the front of your property.

The Just Giving page continued: “All of Marlow Bottom’s residents will be able to enjoy the festival by following the trail around the village.

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“Whilst completing the trail, we are encouraging everybody to take a selfie with your favourite scarecrow.

"Post that selfie on our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

“To receive a copy of the trail map via email please pay £2 and leave your name and email address for us to send your map.”

Many people have taken to Facebook to share their happiness at the fundraiser.

One person said: “Looking forward to this!

"We’re in Marlow, but are going to get a map and do a few walks around MB to see them all.

"My little girl will love it.

"She loved spotting the rainbows and teddies in lockdown.

"Thank you for organising!”

The target is to raise £3,000 for Burford School.

If you are interested in taking part, visit the Just Giving page,