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The Scarecrow Festival’s Charities for 2022

We’re delighted to say that with this year’s Scarecrow Festival we raised a magnificent £5,840! This will be divided equally between our chosen four charities. Thank you so much to everyone who helped prepare for, and over, the Festival. Thank you, too, to everyone who came along to buy trail maps and explore!

And the total is… £5,840!

Who are the charities we are supporting with the money raised from the 14th Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival, organised by the Methodist Church, in 2022?


The Ukraine Emergency Appeal

All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain have launched an emergency appeal in response to events unfolding in Ukraine.

Logo of All We Can: The words in black on a slanted yellow square.

As communities face violence, upheaval, and the trauma of war, your urgent support is needed. Working together with the Global Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain, donations will be used to support the response to the crisis happening in Ukraine, and ensure that critical humanitarian assistance is available to those who need it.

All We Can is an international development and relief organisation, working to see every person’s potential fulfilled. Focussed on serving the world’s most marginalised communities, All We Can is rooted in the Christian faith.


HOPING Street Kitchen

HOPING Street Kitchen logo: Two hands being shaken in front of a stylised image of York Minster in red, with the name of the group in rainbow colours below.

The Helping Other People In Need Group (HOPING) Street Kitchen volunteers cook and serve hot home-cooked meals and drinks from their pop-up kitchen to the homeless and in need in York. They also provide food bank items and essential supplies for the homeless.

Every Sunday evening they set up their serving tables and serve food between 6:30pm and 8pm to all in need of a meal and support.


OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity

Logo of OSCAR's: a stylised profile of a child's head, with its rear made up of a hand holding the back of their head and brain.

OSCAR’s (Ongoing Support, Care Awareness and Research into) Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity was formed in November 2014 by the parents and friends of Oscar Hughes, a 9 year old boy who died of a Medulloblastoma (a brain tumour) in May 2014.

Oscar Hughes, running a race.
Oscar Hughes

Oscar was a sporty and energetic 8 year old when he was first diagnosed. The journey Oscar went on for a year to try and be free of cancer was both heartbreaking and inspiring to see. The treatments involved to fight brain tumours have devastating effects on a young body and mind. This is unacceptable and the only way to change this is by researching these cancers and find better treatments.

The charity funds critical research into paediatric brain tumours with the hope to find a cure and less devastating treatments and works closely with other charities.



Logo of Shine21: the number 21 in blue, superimposed on a five-pointed yellow star with a curved tail forming the letter 'S' of the charity's name.

Shine21 is a charity based in North Yorkshire that’s dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with Down’s Syndrome and supporting their families. They help by providing:

  • regular development sessions with a trained speech and language therapist, and physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy and personal needs support – as well as lots of fun play activities!

  • a resources library with access to books and equipment to support children’s development, removing a financial burden from families;

  • support for parents and expectant families with relevant and up-to-date information, and help with any decisions they may face;

  • Support for families to learn Makaton by funding their Level 1 training.



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