Accountants scare off birds

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NINE creative volunteers from accountants Grant Thornton made an early start at Slated Row School on Friday, on a mission to build sporting scarecrows to protect the fruit and vegetable garden at the school from birds and other animals.

Liz Douglas was the team leader for the challenge and the task included choosing the theme, sourcing the materials, and completing four scarecrows; Footballer, Tennis Player, Roller Skater and Ballerina in a day working outside in the garden environment.

Liz said: “The scarecrows had to look the part and be durable to last in the wet weather so we used plastic bags kindly donated from the recycling at Waitrose to stuff them. We were also lucky with the weather on the day and for the help and encouragement from Sarah Garrett and Gordon Fallow who were responsible for the project from Slated Row School.”

Malcolm Gomersall, managing partner at Grant Thornton said: ”The Milton Keynes team really pulled the stops out for this latest challenge in a series of activities organised through our partnership with Business in the Community to benefit the local community.”