The Eastcombe Gnome Hunt raised a record-breaking £6500 for Eastcombe Primary School last weekend.
More than 1000 visitors flocked to the village to spot the gnome displays set up in front gardens and complete the Gnome Trail.
The popular family event, which has been running for over a decade, was held on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, in aid of Eastcombe Primary School.
Highlights included seeing dads dressed in gnome costumes on the trail, fierce competition between Year 5 and 6 students in the peg-a-plate game, and smiles from happy children receiving their gnomes.
Phoebe Malone, Treasurer of the Eastcombe School Association said: “We were a bit worried by the weather forecast before the start of the event, but that didn’t stop our visitors. Many of them return year after year to collect the latest prize gnome, and some travel long distances to join us. In the end, the sun shone and everyone had a wonderful time.”
Claire Jones, the school’s headteacher said: “This year we were fundraising for outdoor play and learning resources, playground furniture and books for each class. We are exceptionally proud of our friendly school and welcoming village, and are delighted to have shared this special event with so many.”
The event was organised by Eastcombe School Association and sponsored by Sawyers Estate Agents (incorporating Fine & Country). All £6500 in profits is being given to Eastcombe Primary School.