Holwell Scarecrow Festival raises almost £2,000 for hospice
PUBLISHED: 11:44 11 July 2018
Hundreds of visitors turned out to enjoy the second annual Holwell Scarecrow Festival at the weekend.
More than 40 scarecrows were entered into the competition, which raised money for Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.
Organiser Nigel Eaton told The Comet: “We had an incredible weekend, with the whole village coming alive to create a wonderful atmosphere. The scarecrows were to an incredibly high standard, and so many of the villagers threw themselves into it heart and soul.
“I’m proud to say that with everyone’s help and generosity we raised an amazing £1,197.53 to help Garden House Hospice Care with their invaluable service to our community.”
Kerry Prest won the competition with a horse and jockey crashing through the hedge. Second was Keeley Sparrow’s Home Education group with their ‘Greatest Showman’ display, and a close third was Patricia Everett’s ‘Little Rocket Man’.