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Runwood Homes Announce Winners for their Art Competitions

In September, Runwood Homes launched two competitions, a Culture and Creativity competition, and a photography competition, to coincide with National Arts in Care Homes Day.

For the culture and creativity competition, homes were encouraged to use any medium to create a special piece of art, whether that be a painting, sculpture, song, music, dance, poetry or to showcase everyday creativity. The photography competition encouraged homes to send in a singular photo which encapsulated the concept of ‘Life in our Care Home’.

Runwood Homes were pleased to have received a very large number of high-quality entries for both competitions. It was clear that everyone involved had a great time being creative together.

For the Culture and Creativity Competition, Runwood Homes were proud to announce The Grange Care Home, in Wickford, as the winners. As their entry, residents and staff at The Grange created a wonderful display at the home. Staff and residents collected photos from the 50s and 60s and then had great fun, and quite the challenge, recreating them. The brilliant photos were displayed beautifully in the home and a champagne reception was organised so that residents, staff, families and friends could see the finished product. The residents were very proud of the results and loved viewing them together.

The runners up, Rosedale Court, in Rayleigh, specifically nominated their resident Ahmed Karim. Ahmed is a dedicated Muslim, practicing his faith to the best of his ability and regularly spending time reciting the Quran. He also enjoys writing in Arabic and loves to encourage and teach other residents too. Ahmed is very proud to have been awarded the runners up prize for the competition.

Simone, Ahmed’s daughter, comments:

“It’s such a lovely surprise to hear my dad had been runner up in the culture and creativity competition at Rosedale Court. It’s great to hear that his culture and background is being recognised within the care home. It means a great deal to myself and my family.”

Ade Makinde, Home Manager at Rosedale Court, comments:

“Celebrating culture and creativity has always been one of our precious values here at Rosedale Court, and we will strive to continue to promote these within our home.”

The winner and runner up for the photography competition was Humfrey Lodge, in Thaxted, and Heron Court, in Brentwood, respectively. Both homes sent photos which portrayed a lovely part of what ‘Life in our Care Home’ means to them.