The Children's Society Sprotbrough Scarecrow Festival

22nd August 2018

Now in its third year, the Sprotbrough Scarecrow Festival took place over the weekend of 18-19 August.

Organised by the Children’s Society’s Sprotbrough fundraising group, the event sees local residents and businesses displaying homemade scarecrows around the village and residents and visitors alike coming into Sprotbrough to walk the scarecrow trail and view the entries over the two day event. Awards are presented to the top five entries with everyone that takes part receiving an award and a ‘peoples vote’ being given at the end of the weekend.

All funds raised from entry fees, the sale of trail maps and refreshments at the village hall are donated to support the work of the Children’s Society. Last year the event raised nearly £1000 for the work of the charity.

Helen Whiteley, Relationship Manager for The Children’s Society in the Sheffield diocese said, ‘I was delighted to be invited to help judge the scarecrows again this year and was blown away by the considerable effort people had made and the skills in the community! A big thank you to everyone who created, supported and took part in this fantastic community event to support the work of The Children’s Society’.

Are you passionate about speaking up for young people? Could you speak at a church service or school assembly to help us raise awareness and source support in your community? Do you believe that no child should feel alone?

The Children’s Society needs volunteer speakers in the Sheffield diocese to help raise awareness and support of our work. To find out how to get involved contact Helen Whiteley on 0113 257 9629 or email

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