A scarecrow festival and harvest supper held in Alconbury raised thousands of pounds towards a restoration project.

St Peter and St Paul’s Church organised a weekend of events for Project 21 – an initiative which parishioners hope will raise enough money to revamp the church toilets and kitchen, bringing the building into the 21st century.

More than 40 scarecrows were entered into the event and 350 votes were cast to find the village’s favourite, with Ken Maynard’s scarecrow coming out on top.

The festival, together with the harvest supper, raised a whopping £4,000 for Project 21.

Liz Adams, who helped organise the event, said: “It was a hugely successful weekend and we hope the money raised will go some way towards helping bring the church into the 21st century.”