Kingsfold based builders merchant D.W. Nye will be helping to raise funds on behalf of Horsham charity Born Free with their fun, Christmas inspired competition ‘Guess how many sweets are hidden inside the Gingerbread House’.
The baked masonry masterpiece, which was constructed by Horsham resident Kat Giannini – partner of D.W. Nye’s managing director Rex Nye - comes complete with its very own gingerbread pick-up truck filled to the brim with sweets. It took 4.5 hours to bake and a further day to decorate before being transported to its final home as the centrepiece of D.W. Nye’s Christmas decorations at its depot on Dorking Road.
Local residents are invited to visit the depot any time between Monday 4th December and Friday 22nd December 2017 to guess the total number of sweets hidden inside the gingerbread house and its accompanying truck. There will be a suggested donation of £1 per entry, which will go to the company’s chosen charity Born Free, with no limit on the number of entries per person. The person with the best estimate will win a Luscious Hamper courtesy of Cocoa Loco at Swan Walk. The delicious contents include an array of scrummy handmade chocolates worth £75.
Commenting on her creation, Kat said: “Building my gingerbread grand design was certainly a labour of love, but unlike conventional building I was in a nice warm kitchen rather than shivering away in the cold outdoors. Thankfully I didn’t encounter any delays and required only one piece of protective equipment - a pair of oven gloves!
“I am really pleased with the final result. I hope everyone else loves it as much as I do and has a go at guessing and helping to raise money for a worthy cause. I can’t give you any real hints as to how many sweets there might be, but let’s just say Santa is feeling generous this year!”
D.W. Nye’s ‘Guess how many sweets are in the gingerbread house’ competition runs until Friday 22nd December 2017. All money raised will go to Born Free. The winner will be announced in the New Year.