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10th October 2012

Butcombe’s Brunel Scarecrow – No.19 in the Scarecrow Trail Book


Butcombe Brewery Supports Winford Scarecrow festival in aid of The Harvey Hext Appea

Living in Winford Village in the Chew Valley is 6 year old Harvey Hext, a very unique child; he is the only known child in the world to have Down’s syndrome and Neuroblastoma.

Harvey is an identical twin with Spencer; both boys have Down’s syndrome. Tragically, Harvey has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma; a very aggressive childhood cancer that attacks the nervous system. His family have launched The Harvey Hext Appeal to raise £300,000 towards his treatment and build awareness of Neuroblastoma.
From 7 – 28 October, 71 Help Harvey Scarecrows are invading The Chew Valley and Wrington in a show of support for Harvey Hext.   The Butcombe Brewery team, based in Wrington have created ‘Brunel’ who is number nineteen in the scarecrow trail and can be found loitering in the Brewery shop.


A trail map listing all the scarecrows locations will be on sale at Winford Village Stores and Butcombe’s Brewery shop  for the general public to purchase and find the scarecrows. Each scarecrow will have a number and a Help Harvey Handprint attached to them. The idea being people spotting the scarecrows may look up who Harvey Hext is and offer a hand of help in whatever way they can.

‘Harvey’s Scarecrow Challenge’ is a competition which will run throughout the festival period. The challenge is for people to track down all the scarecrows in the trail with the map, and using the clues guess the name of each scarecrow. Whoever identifies the most scarecrows wins the competition and a bike.

The festival will culminate on Saturday 20 October at Winford Primary School in Winford Village for a Scarecrow Country Fayre From 11am – 3.30pm, Harvey and his friends will entertain visitors with craft & produce stalls to painting pottery, learning about The Community Farm, admiring the Avon Owls and watching Mr Brown’s Pig puppet show.   Butcombe are donating two barrels of Bitter on the day as well as plenty of gift packs and Butcombe pickle as raffle prizes. The Story Group farmers will be cooking up a delicious BBQ, with Chew Moos making sure there is plenty of ice cream for dessert. To top it all, there will be the scarecrow prize giving for the best scarecrow designs.

If you wish to be involved in the festival or be a sponsor, please contact Aunt Sally on 07986 537302 or for further details.

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