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CARE HOME’S EDIBLE GARDEN CREATION WINS MCVITIE’S COMPETITION

pladis, the global snacking company behind brands including McVitie’s and Jacob’s, has crowned Brandon House Care Home, Coventry, the winner of its McVitie’s Tasties biscuit decorating competition, in partnership with the National Activities Providers Association (NAPA).

pladis, the global snacking company behind brands including McVitie’s and Jacob’s, has crowned Brandon House Care Home, Coventry, the winner of its McVitie’s Tasties biscuit decorating competition, in partnership with the National Activities Providers Association (NAPA).

Brandon House Care Home residents beat off stiff competition from over 200 entries to take the top spot in the challenge, which asked care homes around the country to get creative and make a biscuit masterpiece built on a memory. 

Judges were wowed by Brandon House Care Home’s entry, which involved a biscuit garden complete with a church, pond, green house and motorbike garage.  Each resident turned their special memory into biscuit form.  The residents’ personalities shone through and warmed the judges’ hearts.

Residents and the care team at Brandon House Care Home will be rewarded with a special afternoon tea package worth up to £1,000. 

Sheryl Davis, Brandon House Care Home Manager, said: “When we saw the competition, we jumped at the chance to get involved. We had a discussion with our residents about our theme, which evoked all sorts of wonderful memories. It was clear the favourite theme was gardens and the outdoors. Residents came up with interesting ideas where they reminisced of their childhood spent outdoors including the creation of a greenhouse of biscuits from Colin, as he used to spend time with his grandad growing vegetables; the creation of a biscuit garage from Ian, as he spent all of his life growing up with motorbikes and an idea from Gwen, to create a pond to showcase her love for fishing. We were absolutely delighted with how our biscuit garden turned out.  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.” 

Scott Snell, Vice President Sales, UK & Ireland, pladis, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of entries we’ve received.  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. We’ve seen the Blackpool Tower built from biscuits, creations based on local woodland, and even a new biscuit tail for a care home’s peacock.”

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