SCARECROWS are set to appear across a village.

Churches in Haworth are inviting people to create them for this year’s Christian Aid Week, starting on May 10.

A special Facebook page has been set-up to showcase what’s being made and there’s a Just Giving site for anyone wishing to make a donation – the tag for both is ‘haworthscarecrows’.

The venture is also being promoted to primary schools through the churches’ weekly video assembly.

Rector of Haworth, the Rev Peter Mullins, said: “This is something people can do at home. It doesn’t matter whether the scarecrows are large for front gardens or small to display in windows.”

The Rev Chris Upton, of West Lane Baptist Church, said: “We just want to have fun – there is a desperate need for it at the moment. This isn’t going to be a widely-publicised festival – there is no committee, competition or brochure. We hope people will simply enjoy preparing something in the coming weeks and that many will be encouraged to donate to Christian Aid when they see the result.”