Nearly 150 scarecrows were seen across Marlow Bottom, in a bid to raise money for Burford School.

The handmade beings were seen all over the village between October 24 and November 1, where £6,502 was raised for the school.

The money raised will go towards funding projects and improvements.

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Ian Garner, Head Teacher at Burford School, said: “In these unsettled times, it has been great to see the community come together and back an event which supports the school in such a significant way.

“As well as the huge numbers attending, the contributions from the community in creating the scarecrows and the generosity in the level of donations given has been humbling to see.

Some of the entries

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“As Friends of Burford plays such an important role in supporting the school financially, this event will make a huge difference to their ongoing support of the school.

The fundraiser was organised by the Friends of Burford group, which challenged residents and businesses to come up with the funniest and most creative scarecrows and display them at the front of their property.

Despite there being well over 100 scarecrows, there were 96 official entries, and approximately 1200 maps were sold across the week.

Maps were sold for £2 and were able to be picked up at the village’s coffee shop, Tin Town Coffee.

Winners were announced for the most creative, funniest, and best business scarecrow, with the trail lasting for 8.5 miles.

Chief organiser of the Scarecrow Festival and member of Friends of Burford, Cheryl Nichols, says “We are over the moon with how successful our first Scarecrow Festival has been.

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This scarecrow won the funniest category

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The most creative scarecrow

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The best business scarecrow

“With having to cancel so many of our normal fundraising events for this year, it was great we were still able to put this on.

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“Not only because of the much-needed funds, it has raised for Burford school but for the joy and real sense of community spirit it has evoked in Marlow Bottom and everyone who walked the trail.

“During these challenging times, everyone is looking for a reason to smile and we are so happy we could do our bit and want to thank everyone who supported us.

“People are already asking about next year!”

The event will now take place every year.