Polegate Scarecrow Festival 2020 rasies over £1,300
28th June 2020
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Nathan Dunbar,17 from Polegate has concluded the Polegate Scarecrow Festival 2020 this week and scarecrows were displayed around the town until Saturday (27th June). The Scarecrow Festival raised over £1300 for Charity which has been split equally between SERV Sussex and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Nathan said “I am very pleased with how the scarecrow festival ended up this year and despite worry at the beginning when our Summer Fun-Day had to be cancelled and although the amount of entries were low local residents all came together and put on a true spectacle of scarecrows. I am also glad there were so many people who wanted to come together as a community whilst benefiting local charities, who really need support during these difficult times. I would also like to thank all at the Windsor Club for sponsoring us as we really wouldn’t have had this festival without their funding, also I would like to thank Mr Green for running many different charity sales, collecting donations and selling items all in aid of our beneficiaries."

Polegate Scarecrows Community Fund said, “Thank you very much to all Scarecrow Creators for making this year’s Polegate Scarecrow Festival such a success raising the most amount of money in the past 3 years.

We hope see you back here in time for next year's Scarecrow Festival but this has not yet been confirmed, we appeal for anyone who can help us run the festival or to any businesses that can fund another Scarecrow Festival.”

Nathan has presented 7 awards to the best scarecrows which were judged by Cllr David Watts (Mayor) and Cllr Ms A Snell from Polegate Town Council and 4 special recognition certificates posted to those that made the final stage of judging along with the new People’s Choice certificate voted by the people of Polegate. He will soon present two cheques of £673.02 to each charity.

Polegate Scarecrow Festival 2020

Awards are as Follows:

Best in Show – Debbie Gearing – New Road

Best Display of Scarecrows – Polegate Sundowners WI – Levett Road

Best Scarecrow from a Polegate Business – The Dinkum – Pub Roof

Highly Commended Scarecrows:

  • June Elliott – Western Avenue
  • Melissa Snelling – Manor Way
  • John Dobson – Albert Road
  • Jan Simms – Brightling Road

Special Recognition of Effort:

  • Julia Fordham – Redcroft Way
  • Mandy Charman – Victoria Road
  • Sharon Jones – Southfield
  • Mary Salmon – Dover Road

People’s Choice:

  • The Grew Family – North Close

Nathan would like to also thank all those who supported the events, donated to charity, and gave their time to help us raise over £1300.



Polegate Scarecrow Festival 2020

Figures are as Follows:


Charity Sales - £801.57

Scarecrow Festival - £544.47


Total - £1,346.04

Each Charity - £673.02


To view the galleries click this link - www.polegatescarecrows.co.uk/galleries

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