A team of children from Gorey Youth Club were crowned winners of the inaugural Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) Scarecrow Trail, which took place along the Railway Walk, from St Aubin to Corbière, between Friday 23rd and Monday 26th May 2014.
The children won the coveted FNHC Scarecrow Trail Award, consisting of a cash prize of £150 for their rendition of Steve the Minion, from Disney Pixar’s Despicable Me.
The overall theme for this year’s Scarecrow Trail was famous people and characters. Over 40 scarecrows were registered for the event, with cash prizes also going to 2nd and 3rd place.
Prizes went to Mr and Mrs Anderson for their version of Captain Jack Sparrow and Simon Hester from Ultimate Audio for his scarecrow, Spongebob Squarepants. The nursery class at Grands Vaux School also produced a model of Captain Jack Sparrow and were highly commended.
Islanders taking part in the trail were asked to identify or name each scarecrow along the trail and then vote for the best creation. All correct submissions were also entered into a prize draw for an additional cash prize of £50, which was won by Mrs Pauline Quigley from St Peter.
During the week of the trail, FNHC sold trail sheets containing a map showing where all the scarecrows were located, and an answer sheet for people to fill in. Scarecrow entries were also charged an entry fee of £10, with all profits going to FNHC.
‘Jersey’s first ever scarecrow trail was a huge success and it’s thanks to all those who entered and took part that it was such a memorable and enjoyable occasion,’ said Ivo Le Maistre Smith, fundraising manager at FNHC.
‘We rely heavily on the public for their support and it’s important that we continue to raise the funds needed to make sure our loved ones have access to and receive the highest standards of care. The money raised at initiatives such as this go along way to providing this funding and we are delighted that it was so well received.’
Established in 1907, FNHC provides islanders with a variety of services from birth to end of life including health visitors, school and children’s nursing, district and specialist nursing as well as home and domestic care. FNHC needs to raise £2million per year in voluntary donations to continue providing its breadth of high quality services in the community.