Abbeyfield amazes with Gingerbread House creations

Residents, staff and supporters have been busy with their preparations for Christmas, which included turning their hands to baking gingerbread houses, with some incredible results.

Too good to eat? That's our Gingerbread House entries.

As part of the festive celebrations this Christmas, we ran a special Christmas competition for National Gingerbread House Day where entries created an Abbeyfield home in gingerbread. After an overwhelming number of incredibly impressive houses, we have our winner.

Congratulations to our winner Abbeyfield House in Keynsham, part of the Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham Society, who blew away the judging panel with their incredible creation and truly encapsulated the spirit of Abbeyfield.

The quality and scope of all the different designs was outstanding, from staff to residents living with dementia and supporters to children in the local community. We will be featuring all entries in a special Facebook album. 

Special mentions also go the highly commended entries from the East London Abbeyfield houses and homes, the Abbeyfield London Polish Society, the Abbeyfield Wessex SocietyWestall House and Digital Marketing Officer Suzanne Brammer, for their great efforts.

East London Abbeyfield houses and homes

We incorporated the importance of community within Abbeyfield and showcased London and their homes. Thank you to Palmer House, Donaldson Lodge, Hampstead, Gardener House, Stevenage, New Wanstead, Kenton House, Lee House and Victoria House for contributing.

Abbeyfield London Polish Society

The residents and staff of the Dom Popieluszko House, Abbeyfield (London Polish Society) have prepared their own gingerbread house, wanting to include all the warm thoughts that we associate with Abbeyfield, as well as our Christmas memories and dreams.

Abbeyfield Wessex Society

Each House, in the Abbeyfield Wessex family, has created a gingerbread house.

Westall House

These are the people that make Westall’s gingerbread house a home.

Suzanne Brammer

My house represents what Christmas means to me and my family.

The initiative was designed to showcase the warmth, companionship and togetherness embodied by Abbeyfield’s houses and homes, which were the values upon which the organization was founded 65 years ago. It is clear that the residents and staff view Abbeyfield as a special place to be, both at Christmas and all year round.

Take a look at all 50+ entries in our dedicated Facebook album.


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