Scarecrow Weekend

Hickling has an exceptional record for fundraising events and since 2001 one of the centrepieces for these efforts has been our annual Scarecrow Weekend.

The village fundraising committee divides money raised between one or two main external charities; usually these will have a link to the village, often because of a sensitive local story – beneficiaries include The Notts Lincs Air Ambulance (an incredible service valued hugely by rural communities) or Dove Cottage, a local hospice. Then, in addition, funds are distributed widely amongst local groups, clubs and good causes (our website is a very grateful beneficiary!).

Each year there is a different theme (in 2019 it was ‘Animation’) and each year dozens of households put out their scarecrows for everyone’s enjoyment – then we add teas and refreshments and entertainments; £1,000s are raised each year in an amazing (& very hard work) community effort.

Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation
Scarecrows 2019; animation

There is still a lot of work to do on this page; in due course we will upload photographs and programmes for each year of Scarecrows – in the meantime here are the beginnings of some pages, below.