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Scarecrow Cheque 2021

The 6th annual Haddenham Scarecrow Festival held in June by the Haddenham Scout and Guide Association was a great success in more ways than one. There were over 100 incredible creations in this year's event, which were very much enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

The 2021 Festival was held in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and the organisers set an ambitious target of raising £2000. Generous donations were made online, by cheque or in cash, further boosted by Gift Aid and we are delighted to have raised a grand total of £2869.55!

This week, Francesca Flaxton made a presentation to the charity, represented by Emma Carroll, from their fundraising team, plus Jill Buttery and Sam Ratcliffe, Manager and Assistant Manager at their Haddenham charity shop. The shop took part in this year's Festival by displaying their own Scarecrow "Violet the Volunteer".

Like all charities, FNHC has received significantly reduced funds over the past 18 months. Shop Manager Jill said "This donation is a fantastic amount to raise and is the equivalent of about one week's takings in our shop, so it is gratefully received". Fundraiser Emma adds "This amount will pay for 24 sessions for adults attending the Day Hospice or 18 respite visits to sick children being cared for in their own homes by the Florrie's Children's Team".

On behalf of the Haddenham Scout and Guide Association, Francesca would like once again to thank all the individuals, families and community groups who took part and everyone who supported the event by making a donation to the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. We are already planning the next Scarecrow Festival in June 2022, so watch this space for dates and details!

Francesca Flaxton
21 July 2021

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