Something scary in Yate…

Paddington Bear, Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan are just some of the characters you can expect to see on a new scarecrow trail in Yate…



The annual fundraising activities of The Friends of St Mary’s School will be in full swing this autumn as the organisers arrange a scarecrow hunt.

Involving favourites from children’s books, the week-long adventure is taking place across Yate.

In total, there will be more than 50 colourful scarecrows scattered throughout the town for people to find.

Friends chairwoman, Sarah Griffiths, explained the idea was suggested by a parent earlier in the year.

“We loved it. We’re delighted with how many parents and businesses have got involved and supported the trail. It’s great to hear how many people are already talking about it,” she said.

For many, the last few weeks have been spent making the many scarecrows that are set to pop up across Yate.

“We can’t wait to see them all up around the town and hope everyone who follows the trail will have fun trying to spot them all,” Sarah added.

The trail launched on Saturday, October 27 and will run until November 4.

Sarah said: “During the trail we’re inviting people to share their #scarecrowselfie photos on the Friends of St Mary’s Facebook page and @yatescarecrows on Twitter while they’re out and about finding them all.”

To support the fundraising efforts, hunters can buy trail maps costing £2 each or £5 for three.

They can be bought from Costa Coffee in Yate, the Vintage Birdcage Café and Poole Court.

After the fun of the trail is over there will be a chance to view all of the scarecrows at the school on Saturday, 10 November.

A range of activities, entertainment and a barbecue is also being organised and the designer of the winning scarecrow will be revealed.

All monies collected will be used to supportSt Mary’s Primary School. Previous collections have supported class trips, new books and equipment and playground improvements. Last year a whopping £11,000 was raised by the Friends.



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