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Scarecrow festival receives funding boost from housebuilder

A local scarecrow festival in Leicestershire has benefitted from a housebuilder’s donation for the second year running.

Developer Bellway, which is building new homes at Heathlands, off Swepstone Road, donated £500 to Heather’s annual scarecrow festival.

The festival, which ran until Sunday, August 4, saw more than 70 scarecrows put up around the Leicestershire village to raise money for local community groups.

Visitors were invited to walk the route around the village to spot all the scarecrows, which would take most families between four and five hours, including refreshment breaks.

The scarecrow designs included superheroes, Skye from Paw Patrol and characters made from milk cartons and aluminium cans, to highlight the importance of recycling.

Chris Bray, Marketing Coordinator for Bellway East Midlands, said:

“We are really pleased to be able to support Heather’s scarecrow festival again this year.

“The festival is a wonderful event, which really highlights the thriving community here in Heather, and we are very proud to be a part of it.”

There is currently a selection of three and four-bedroom homes available to buy, with prices starting at £258,000.

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Picture caption: Organisers of the Scarecrow Festival (L-R) Holly Johnson, Karen Brookes, Marilyn Durdey and Marlene Shaw with Bellway representative Stephen Betts.

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