South Leverton: Champion Becky has the best teepee of them all

Puddle Ducks held fund-raising pyjama parties at their pools to support charities like Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Puddle Ducks held fund-raising pyjama parties at their pools to support charities like Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

A South Leverton care home resident is celebrating after winning a teepee-building competition at a Wild West-themed event for adults with learning disabilities.

Becky Ward, who lives at Redbank House , won a contest to see who could be the first to build a wigwam from a kit.

Redbank House is a care home run by Voyage Care, one of the UK’s largest providers of support for people with learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

In winning the competition, Becky beat Jayne Davey, Voyage Care’s chief operating officer.

Becky also took part in a bird of prey flying display and spinning demonstrations.

The tepee building competition was part of Voyage Care’s annual Grow and Show day which was held at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire.#

Open to anyone supported by Voyage, the show attracted more than 200 people all of whom enjoyed a fun day of activities and competitions at the village fete-style event.

“This is the fifth year we’ve held this event and as always, it’s proved to be a great day out for everyone,” said Andrew Cannon, Voyage Care’s chief executive.

“The standard of entries was exceptional.

“And as well as being an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, it was a chance for the people we support to have fun and make new friends.

“Without doubt, the wigwam building was a real highlight of the day.”

In addition to the various competitions, which included Wild West-themed cake baking, homemade headdresses and necklaces, this year’s Grow and Show event featured a host of other entertainment including Country and Western Music and games such as ‘roll a ball at the cactus’ and guess the name of the cowboy and Indian teddy.

The event raised more than £700 for Weirfield Wildlife Hospital in Lincoln.

This was matched by Barclays Bank, taking the total donated to the charity to more than £1,400