Freddie and The Trumpkin . . . Alvechurch villagers have responded in style to a fundraising Scarecrow Festival over half term – and at the same time are raising a fantastic pot of cash for The Lounge cafe and community project.

The festival’s JustGiving page had already broken its £500 target, with £859 donated before the viewing weekend began. The total will also be swollen by villagers donating in person at The Lounge.

There are so many imaginative scarecrows on display around the village – including these two entertaining figures (above) – that it is probably impossible to see them all.

We have taken pictures of some, which you can see below . . . if you have taken any good pictures, or you want a picture of your scarecrow in our gallery (below), just email it to us and we’ll see what we can do.