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The Haddenham Scout and Guide Association is delighted to announce the 2021 Haddenham Scarecrow Festival will take place from Saturday 5th to Monday 21st June inclusive. The closing date will be 28th May, enabling families to make use of Half Term to prepare their entries. By ending the Festival on Midsummer's Day, everyone will benefit from the maximum possible daylight to enjoy the displays.

The Festival has received a surprise "Charity Champion" Certificate as part of the Thame Lockdown Love Awards. Written on the back is written: "Why you were Nominated: for raising a significant sum of money for Medical Detection Dogs and giving the people of Haddenham something to smile about with their Scarecrow competition". Chairman of Haddenham Scout and Guide committee, Richard Kendall, said the Association was very grateful to have been nominated.

This year's event will be raising funds for local charity, Florence Nightingale Hospice. Having read about their crisis appeal and £1m shortfall in income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Association has agreed to donate 100% of profits from the Festival to this very worthwhile cause. The Haddenham Community Support Group for Florence Nightingale Hospice has always supported the Scarecrow Festival and in fact their entry was voted one of the three most popular displays in 2020.

Full information and details about how to enter will be publicised nearer the time. In the meantime, please start planning this year's creations and mark the dates firmly in your diary!

For further details and/or to be added to the mailing list, please e-mail Francesca Flaxton at scarecrowhaddenham.festival@gmail.com

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