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Scarecrow Trail – update

Sad scarecrow

For many years, the end of May has been the time for the Scarecrow Trail organised by the Hagbourne Action Group as a fund-raiser for St. Anne’s Hospital in Luili, Tanzania.

As that time approaches, folks are naturally wondering if the trail will take place this year.

The Action Group was torn on this, but the current decision is that lockdown measures DO NOT allow the Scarecrow Trail to go ahead. While lockdown rules do allow us all to leave our homes to exercise, it was felt that some villagers might be alarmed by hundreds of people following the trail over the fortnight.

This may be reconsidered in a few weeks, but if lockdown doesn’t change then sadly, the trail can’t happen.