A scarecrow fest fit for a prince…

The crows of Cleveleys and Fleetwood were on guard recently as AFG Lancashire hosted a Scarecrow Festival to raise money for their local SURF (Service User Representative Forum) Group.

The event, held at a local allotment close to Lancaster, saw up to 40 visitors including people supported at AFG and staff members, for a day of fun and healthy competition.

Nathan Duran, a Team Leader for AFG said: “The scarecrow competition was a get-together arranged by people supported in Fleetwood.  The idea was to make some scarecrows and have a ‘Jacobs Join’ buffet (where each person brings in one dish of food in enough quantity for each of those participating so everyone can share) to enable everyone to mingle and have some fun. The idea of a scarecrow competition soon snowballed and turned into a real secretive affair with people keeping their scarecrows hidden until the day!”

A local allotment holder had the difficult decision of judging the six scarecrows entered into the competition, patriotically selecting a royally worthy winner – scarecrows of the Queen and Baby Prince George of Cambridge!

Competition winner Gillian, who is supported at AFG said: “I liked the competition, it was good to see everyone.”

Dancing followed inside a marquee erected at the allotment with a D.J set in place (massive thanks to Andy from Marsden Street!).

Nathan said: “The weather held out for nearly two hours then we were hit by a massive down pour calling an end to the brilliant day.

Thank you to all who came, especially Jacqui, Andy, Chelsee, Wendy and all the support staff who enabled everyone to have such an amazing day.”

Gillian the winner of our Scarecrow Competition

Gillian the winner of our Scarecrow Competition