Global snacking company pladis has crowned Brandon House Care Home the winner of its McVitie’s Tasties biscuit decorating competition in partnership with the National Activities Providers Association (NAPA).
The Coventry-based care home beat off stiff competition from over 200 entries to win the challenge, which asked care homes around the country to create a biscuit masterpiece built on memories.
Residents at Brandon House crafted a biscuit garden complete with a church, pond, green house and motorbike garage. They will be rewarded with a special afternoon tea package worth up to £1,000.
Sheryl Davis, Brandon House Care Home manager, said that during a discussion about potential themes it became clear that the favourite was the outdoors.
“We were absolutely delighted with how our biscuit garden turned out,” she says. “We like competitions at Brandon House, and we like biscuits even more! All of our residents and colleagues are thrilled to have won and are looking forward to having an Alice in Wonderland-style afternoon tea.”
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of entries we’ve received,” comments Scott Snell, vice president sales, UK & Ireland, at pladis. “The care and time both residents, activities coordinators and carers have put into the challenge has been inspiring, resulting in some wonderfully creative entries and provoking so many stories of happy memories from residents.”
Hilary Woodhead, executive director of NAPA, says the campaign has engaged residents across the UK at a time when many have needed a pick-me-up.
“The entries received have been fantastic and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every entry, and seeing all of the creatively decorated biscuits. We’re sure that Brandon House Care Home will have the most wonderful afternoon tea!”