In November of this year, Milford Waterfront ran a Christmas card competition in collaboration with In House Crafts. The entries, designed by local school children, have been donated to the residents at local nursing home, Havenhurst Residential, to spread the Christmas cheer.
The competition, which ran from the 16th November to the 23rd and was free to enter, was based on the theme ‘Pets at Christmas’, and had 27 entries from local school children of all ages. Guest judges from All Pets Vet Care and Pure Art chose the winners of each category, who were then gifted with crafty prizes donated by Milford Waterfront. Furthermore, throughout the month of December the entries were put on display for numerous Christmas events taking place in Milford Waterfront.
Today, all of the entries have been gifted to local nursing home Havenhurst Residential in Milford Haven to help spread the holiday cheer.
Natalie Hunt, Activities and Events Co-ordinator, Milford Waterfront commented: “We are really proud of this project in collaboration with In House Crafts in the run up to Christmas. Encouraging school children to channel their creativity and get excited for Christmas is one thing, but to then be able to take these incredible entries and gift them to a local residential home is really special, and really indicative of what we are trying to bring to Milford with the Waterfront development.”
Tere John, Registered Home Manager, Havenhurst added: “It was great to see the residents receive something special this Christmas. It can be a very lonely time of year, especially for those in residential homes. We are very pleased to have these lovely entries from local children donated to the residents here.”
Photo: Natalie Hunt and Cheryl Langton with staff at Havenshurst Residential home