Scarecrows bring out the best in Gainford
ORGANISERS of a scarecrow competition in Gainford have been overwhelmed at how it has helped to bring the village together.
More than 30 families created colourful tableaus in front of their homes in time to create a trail through the village on the Monday bank holiday.
There were nurses, superheroes, a cyclist, a giant coronavirus and even a Captain Tom Moore.
Fiona Drivers, who helped organise the event, said: “It has been fantastic.
“It was wonderful seeing all the people going around the trail.”
Her family’s scarecrow depicted 100-year-old Capt Tom Moore who raised millions for the NHS by making 100 trips around his garden ahead of his birthday.
Cousins Amy and Poppy Heslop paid tribute to all NHS workers by creating a scarecrow nurse to complement the rainbows and thank you messages they have decorated their windows with.
Amy said she thought scarecrow no.22 on the trail was her favourite because: “it is big and I think that took a long to [to build]”.
The cousins spent about three hours creating their nurse.
Elsewhere Liz Carrigan made a nurse scarecrow complete with a giant coronavirus.
She used a sheet to create scrubs for her nurse, which she later plans to wash and donate to the NHS.
Her creation took about a week to complete.
Cycling enthusiasts Chris Thebe was immortalised in a Tour de France effigy created by his sons.
Mr Thebe has completed several coast-to-coast events to raise cash in honour of his son who has suffers from cerebral palsy.