SOMERSET folk will be able to take photos of themselves with a giant handmade model gingerbread family at a garden centre in the county in return for a charitable donation this month (December, 2016).
The gingerbread family has been made by Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre and will be on display in the restaurant every day where people can snap a selfie with them in return for a donation to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
Andrew Pitman, Store Manager at the award-winning, family run garden centre at Monkton Heathfield near Taunton, said: “Our handyman has created a wonderful giant model gingerbread family as part of our Christmas displays. We were so impressed with them that we thought we could use them to help raise some money for our chosen charity, CHSW.
“We’re inviting our customers to snap a photo of themselves with our gingerbread dad, Boris, mum, Geri and children Hetty and Rupert, along with their dog, Ginger, in return for a donation and to post their photos on social media using the hashtag #GBF. We’ll re-tweet and share as many as possible.
“The family are residing in the Elm Tree Restaurant among a Winter Wonderland scene.”
CHSW is currently the only provider of specialist hospice care for children in the region. It offers much needed support for youngsters with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families at its three hospices: Charlton Farm in North Somerset, Little Bridge House in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
The gingerbread family will be at the garden centre in the Elm Tree Restaurant every day for people to take photos of.
For more information, please visit the garden centre, which is located just off the A38 at Monkton Heathfield between Bridgwater and Taunton, call 01823 412381, visit www.monktonelmgardencentre.co.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/Monktonelm or follow the company on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/Monktonelm.