Basingstoke and District Disability Forum wanted to get in touch and let you know about a community fundraising event they are planning for 24th – 25th July (see poster below).

We are holding our Annual Scarecrow Trail in Chineham and Sherfield Park and this year’s theme is ‘Heroes and Villains’. They held the event last year for the first time and it was a massive success, the community came together to build over 90 Scarecrows over 6 miles of trail, and raised over £5000 for the charity. If you missed it here is a video link https://youtu.be/V97jT2bYYw0

This year it's going to be bigger and better (but in a completely covid secure way), with more activities planned for the family to enjoy. They have invited other local charities and NPO’s to join in to raise awareness and funds for their causes after such a tough 18 months. They will be bringing a number of fun activities including lucky dips, tombola, pop up museum, bean bag lobbing, guess the sweets and face painting alongside our map and raffle stall and refreshments. They will also be joined by Pop Up and Play Village who will be holding discounted sessions with all funds going to the charity.

Activities will be based at Chineham Christ Church on Saturday 24th, moving to Sherfield Park Community Centre on Sunday 25th. Whilst they hope that the sun will be shining, we do have access to move the activities indoors (again in a covid secure way) should the rain decide to join us too. All details can be found on our dedicated scarecrow page on Facebook - search BDDF Scarecrow Trail Chineham & Sherfield Park

BDDF offer support for anyone affected by disability within our local community, including disabled people and their carers, fellow disability charities and local businesses looking to be accessible and inclusive. BDDF want to be part of a community that sees the person, values the difference and embraces awareness. They actively promote awareness and understanding of the barriers faced through living with a disability. BDDF look to facilitate awareness, active involvement and healthy promotion of disability and those who live it.

The funds raised at the Scarecrow Trail are vital for the charity to continue to operate in these difficult times. All their services are free to access and include seated yoga, stroll and roll walking groups, sign posting, IT Course, Support Groups and Films to Schools. For more details visit our website www.bddf.org.uk

Scarecrow Trail Poster