SCORES of families in Bowerhill have spent a fun-filled time over the Bank Holiday weekend tracking down the 22 characters in the village scarecrow trail.

The trail took place from Saturday (April 30 to Monday (May 2) and was brought forward this year because of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

It was organised by Lisa Fudgell and Marie-Anne Amos, who run the Bowerhill Parents and Teachers Association for Bowerhill Primary School.

Mrs Fudgell, 39, of Britannia Close, said: “Following the huge success of last year’s trail, we decided to repeat the event.

“This year the theme was Disney to coincide with Disney’s 50th anniversary. From Friday to Monday we had 22 Disney-themed scarecrows dotted around Bowerhill.

“Scarecrows have been made by both parents of children at the school as well as local residents.

"The feedback has been really good and the weather held off. The area was buzzing over the weekend.

"We didn't realise that the Urchfont Scarecrow Trail was taking place over the weekend as well.

"But we had almost 300 families taking part and have raised more than £600 for the school.

"We are now going to sit down with the interim head teacher Anna Wilcox and see what they need."

The organisers are still counting the votes for the favourite scarecrow and have yet to award first, second and third prizes to the winners.

The trail was only the second one the pair have organised and entrants paid £2.50 via the QR code or payment link to enter.

In return, they received a trail map and entry sheet to help locate each scarecrow and then had the opportunity to vote for their favourite.

Mrs Fudgell, who has two children at Bowerhill Primary School, says they will now think of a theme for next year's trail.

The Bowerhill PTA plans to organise more fundraising events to support the school during the next few months, Mrs Fudgell said.