Date: Wednesday 01 November 2017
Organisers of an annual Scarecrow Festival held in Colden Common, Hampshire, are jumping for joy after raising a total of £1,000 for Colden Common Pre-school.
The fun-filled drop-in event, held on Saturday 14th October, was organised by committee members, staff and volunteers from the pre-school to fundraise for new equipment for its new allotments.
Our Southern Counties team made a £250 donation towards the Scarecrow Festival’s fundraising total – making it the third time the pre-school has been sponsored by us.
The Scarecrow Festival was a day for the whole family to enjoy where visitors followed a trail of scarecrows around the village to spell out a secret message. To highlight the 25th anniversary of the community centre where the pre-school is based, each scarecrow was handmade to coincide with this year’s theme celebrating 25 years of popular children’s characters from TV, film and literature.
The community centre hosted plenty of activities throughout the festival, including arts and crafts, storytelling, a colouring competition and a raffle prize draw.
Laura Harman, Joint Chairperson at Colden Common Pre-school, says: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation towards our annual Scarecrow Festival.
“The festival is a highlight in our community calendar and this year’s event was a smashing success – everyone had lots of fun following the clues in the village to reveal the top-secret message.
“We’re so grateful for the continued support from the local community and Taylor Wimpey – it really enables our pre-school to continue to expand and provide children with new learning environments like the allotments.”
Roz Wells, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We value the communities in which we build our new homes, and always strive to enrich the local area by supporting fundraising events like this.
“We hope everyone enjoyed the Scarecrow Festival and had a fantastic day.”