Fulwood residents have been busy making a scarecrow trail for people to follow through the area with the proceeds going to support BabyBeat.
The Preston community has come together to support the neonatal charity which funds improvements to the maternity units at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley & South Ribble Hospital.
Organisers Joanne Singh and Lucy Watson are selling downloadable maps at £1 each for families who want to follow the trail. And you can enter your own scarecrow by making a donation of £5.
The scarecrows will be child friendly and themed around children’s character.
Lucy explains how the communtiy came togther to create the trail:
“The idea was thought up by We Are Fulwood Facebook admins as they wanted to do something for the community. They asked for volunteers so I decided I would like to help organise it.”
Baby Beat was chosen as many people in the area have been supported by the neonatal charity:
“Joanne, who is one of the admins, had decided on the Baby Beat Appeal as the charity as we wanted a local charity to benefit and she thought it was a really good cause.
“I think most people know family or friends who have been through the neonatal unit with their baby and benefited from the equipment and services the charity provides.”
Joanne said “I always hear of the good things Baby Beat does which is what inspired the idea to support the charity with the Scarecrow Festival.
Lucy is thrilled with how many people have got involved and how Fulwood has come together for a good cause:
“It feels amazing that the community are willing to get involved and I still have people messaging to get involved right up until the last minute which is amazing!
“The map of the scarecrow will be available to download from Saturday. Judging will take place Sunday where I am going to walk the route and take a photo of every scarecrow.”
The half-term event will be running from 9 am on Sunday, October 25 to Sunday, November 1.