The Bottom Line
As of today we will have 63 scarecrows dotted around our trail. Sixteen are from church family members; the rest (47) are from people and organisations from outside of the church. That’s an outreach of 75%!
The distribution of entries is as follows: 44 are by adults and families; 1 by a child; one by a business (The Equestrian Centre); 15 by schools and charities. Two (A Wedding in the Church Chancel and King Kong at 7, Lucy Lane) are not participating in the competitions.
In the charities sector, five schools are taking part: Holmwood, Denbigh, The Grove, Loughton School and Loughton First School. Other charities include; Becket House, Cavendish House, 1st Crownhill Scouts; 2nd Loughton Guides; SSNAP (Support for the sick newborn and their parents); MacIntyre (with 3 crows); Shenley and Loughton WL, Loughton NAG.
We have raised £245 so far from entry fees and HW Mason and Sons have contributed a donation of £50.00. Our judges will be Jonny Hill from MK Gallery; Mark Neil, MK Poet Laureate and Lance Fennell, a mixed media artist from Westbury Arts Centre.
This year, the trail will comprise two loops, centred on All Saints’ Church. Each has 33 ‘crows’ with a ‘3 crow overlap’ on the Brdwell Road. The Red Route Takes in Pitcher Lane, Redland Drive, the London Road, the Bradwell Road, Leys Road and School Lane. It is 3.5 km long, takes 5000 steps and burns 325 calories.
The Green Route takes in Turvil End, Linceslade Grove, Bignell Croft, Bradwell Road, some more of Linceslade Grove, Paynes Drive, Tresham Court, The Meadway, the Bradwell Road and Church Lane. It is 3.3 km long, takes 4,500 steps and burns 300 calories.