A care home in Wimbledon Village has created two unique scarecrows for a competition held by the home.

Residents and staff at Lee House decided to recreate tennis stars Roger Federer (Left) and Novak Djokovic (Right) in tribute to the areas links the sport.

The duo comes complete with tennis rackets, balls and net.

These scarecrows made were for an optional competition across all Abbeyfield houses and homes nationwide.

While this is the first time the Scarecrow Challenge has been held it has “proved quite popular so there is every chance it will be ran again.”

A spokesperson for the home explained that the winners had not been decided yet.

The housing charity said that the aim of the scarecrows was to attract the attention of the local communities and to “put our houses and homes on the map.”

The opportunity to open their doors (and gardens) to visitors following COVID restrictions has been largely welcomed by staff and residents.

Abbeyfield has said that the Scarecrow Challenge allowed residents to use their imagination and draw on their creativity.

The housing charity says that staff, residents and volunteers routinely put on events and activities that welcome in people from the local neighbourhood.

Some examples include Platinum Jubilee parties held in June, year-round open days, fêtes and coffee mornings.

Anna Boyes, Abbeyfield’s Director of Marketing, said, “We wanted to devise an autumnal competition that allowed our talented staff and residents to show a bit of creative flair.

“The scarecrows help to put our houses and homes on the map, and will hopefully become a quirky feature that will attract the attention of passers-by.

“As the weather grows colder, the scarecrows will serve as a reminder of the warm, friendly environment that Abbeyfield provides.

“Abbeyfield provides the perfect solution to the accommodation and support needs of over-55s, whilst enabling them to maintain as much independence in later life as they wish.

“Through our values of community and companionship, we strive to help alleviate the feelings of loneliness and isolation that can be quite prevalent amongst the older population, particularly over the winter months.”