Disney delights as Hanham enjoys fun of scarecrow trail

June 02 2017

THE magic of Disney was in the air when scores of families headed for Hanham to take part in the annual scarecrow hunt.

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THE magic of Disney was in the air when scores of families headed for Hanham to take part in the annual scarecrow hunt.

The event saw the High Street full of mums, dads and children busy with pens and paper trying the guess the Disney characters displayed in shop windows.

Organisede by Friends of Christchurch School, it raised about £1,000, which will be spent on improving the school's play area.

Families purchased entry forms from members of the Friends who were based at Hanham Community Centre and then had to walk up and down the High Street to find the different characters and guess who they were.

Various prizes were given out including the best scarecrow as voted for by hunters, which was won by Hanham Abbots Junior School for its pupils' spectacular Beauty and the Beast creation.

Friends co-chair Lucy Champion came up with the idea of bring a hunt to Hanham after visiting scarecrow trails in Pucklechurch and Lacock.

She said: "We raised about £1,000, which is amazing!

 Last year we collected £900 which shows the event has grown again this year. We had fantastic feedback, which is really nice. The Friends would like to say a huge thank you to all the businesses that took part and to the community centre because without them we couldn't do it, and, of course, to all the people who made the scarecrows."