A WILLY Wonka inspired design for a Runcorn care home’s sweets and snacks trolley has won funds for residents.
Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue, was picked from dozens of entries in the Hill Care Group’s Pimp My Trolley competition.
They have been awarded £125 for their entry, which includes a life size Oompa-Loompa, played by the home’s activities coordinator Alison Massey.
The trolley is decorated with giant, inflatable sweets, balloons and candy canes, fairy lights and a W emblem from Roald Dahl’s classic book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Alison said: “I decided to go the extra mile for the Pimp My Trolley competition and dressed as an Oompa-Loompa for the entry photograph.
“We were delighted to win, with all the funds going into our residents’ fund, which contributes towards day trips and activities for the residents.”
The Pimp My Trolley competition, which follows the concept of hit noughties MTV show Pimp My Ride, was organised by the Hill Care Group.
The group operates care homes across the north of England, including Simonsfield Care Home.
Wendy Waddicor, Hill Care managing director, said: “We wanted to brighten the otherwise ordinary looking sweets and snacks trolleys in our homes and thought a competition would encourage our residents and staff to get their creative caps on.
“We had some brilliant entries and I’d like to thank all our homes for taking part. I’m sure the newly decorated trolleys will be a big hit with residents and visitors.”