Hanover Housing Association staff have hosted a team-building exercise at retirement estates in Bicester and Stokenchurch.
A group of employees organised the Apprentice-style competition, which raised money from staff and local community donations, and suppler discounts to make improvements at two residential sites.
One of the two teams, called Velocity, used donations to make over the residents’ communal gardens at Hanover Gardens in Bicester, while the other team, called Fusion, decorated the residents’ lounge in Stokenchurch.
Matthew Peak, finance manager at Hanover Housing Association, said: “In the end, neither team lost the task.
“If pressed, I would have to say the winners were the residents.”