Royal scarecrows boost Heacham care home funds

Fridhem Scarecrow Hunt'Caitlin Wagg and Aiden Bailey get up close with Prince Charles and Prince William ANL-160823-104928001
Fridhem Scarecrow Hunt'Caitlin Wagg and Aiden Bailey get up close with Prince Charles and Prince William ANL-160823-104928001
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All manner of straw-like figures lurked in the nooks and crannies of Heacham on Sunday.

It was all the idea of the Fridhem Rest Home, as one of their summer fete attractions to raise money for their entertainment fund. The scarecrows were made by Christine Bean, staff and residents.

Competitors had to follow a Royal scarecrow trail - so named to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday - to discover ten scarecrows that had been sponsored by local businesses.

There were more in the grounds of the rest home, including effigy’s of the Royal family.

Also on display at the home, as an added attraction, were a range of well-loved children’s characters, such as Bill and Ben, the flower-pot men, from television times of long ago and probably better remembered by residents than the youngsters of today.

The fete also had all the usual attractions such as tombola and a raffle. The money raised will go towards day trips out, including a visit to the Thursford Collection and a Christmas lunch as well as financing entertainments brought into the home.

The fete was organised by Angela Bailey, Christian Hunt and Samantha Bailey.