the proceeds from previous Pattingham Scarecrow Festivals have
benefitted the local community...
2011 - The total proceeds
raised at this first event amounted to £7,000.
This was used to fund the NEW glass doors in the porch
of St Chad's Church in Pattingham. see below >>
2013 - The total proceeds
raised this year was £10,500.
This amount was used as a further contribution to the NEW
church glass doors, together with £4,200 given
to help fund the development of the new play area on the village
playing fields, the Pattingham Regeneration Group.
2015 - This 3rd event raised
To date this has been used to fund £5000 worth of educational
equipment in St Chad's C of E First School. The remaining
amount will be used to finance another modernisation project
in St Chad's Church.
2017 - The proceeds raised
from this 4th event will be used to finance a project in the
local school in creating a track on the school field allowing
all pupils to exercise daily throughout the whole year rather
than just in the Summer.
The Scarecrow Festival will be supporting the project at St Chads
C of E First School to construct an all-weather track around
the perimeter of the school field to allow the children to
exercise daily throughout the whole year. At the moment without
this facility, they are unable to use the field in the winter
because of muddy conditions.
Last year the school started a mile-a-day challenge. Children
and staff would walk, jog or run at least eight laps of the field
each afternoon to keep fit and healthy. As well as helping the
school, the track would benefit the local community enabling
cycle classes, balance bike training, the local running club,
Together with this, a further sum will be used for further modernisation
of the Church building.