This popular annual event is entirely managed by and for the benefit of Keevil School, not the village or villagers of Keevil. It is the largest fundraising event the school holds, and 10% of the profits go to local charities.
At the request of the Chairman of the Parish Council, from 2018 onwards the event name will be corrected to “The Keevil School Scarecrow Trail”. The Chairman also attended a meeting with the Scarecrow Organising Committee at which she pointed out that some visitors following the trail onto the Playing Field had let their dogs onto the main field which is prohibited. This problem will be tackled in the arrangements for 2018.
The Friends of Keevil School thank the residents of Keevil for their continued patience and support of the Scarecrow Trail. 2017 was another stand up success and raised significant funds for the benefit of Keevil school. This year, the donation was split three ways between St Leonard’s Church, The Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Keevil Community Shed via Keevil Parish Council. In addition to this, the school children collected donations in the car park for Cancer Research and raised £282.75.
In 2016 donations were made to Keevil Parish Council and Wiltshire Young Carers.
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