Amy’s Disney Scarecrow Trail leads to more than £500 being raised for Prospect Hospice

December 2018


Prospect Hospice supporter Amy Standen arranged a Disney-themed Scarecrow Trail in Chiseldon in August this year, in aid of Prospect Hospice and raised £535.

Amy attended a trail in another village and thought that Chiseldon would be a nice location to hold one of her own.

She put the idea out to the community via their Facebook page and had a great response and support from everyone.

34 families signed up to build and display a Disney scarecrow in their gardens and businesses were very generous with trail winning prizes. The local Spar and farm shops backed the community trail by selling copies of the maps to anyone who wanted to get involved.

The trail ran for two weeks and the prize winners were drawn out of a hat at the end.

Amy said: “I was blown away by the effort that was put in to make the scarecrows and the support from the community. Not only did the people of Chiseldon support it so fantastically, but more people travelled from further out, including from Old Town and Wanborough to join in on the trail.”

She would like to say thank you to all of the families who supported it, to the Spar and Farm shop for selling the maps, to Chiseldon House Hotel for donating a great prize and to everyone who took part, bought a map and supported Prospect Hospice. She also would like to thank Lucy Morton at Lu Lu Pattern and Print who created the trail maps.

Community fundraiser Hollie Ricketts added: “On behalf of us all at Prospect Hospice I would like to say a huge thank you to the community of Chiseldon and beyond, for choosing to support the hospice with their Scarecrow Trail and for raising a fantastic amount. I would also like to say a big thank you to Amy for her dedication in arranging such a great event for the local community.”


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