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Summerdyne’s Duck House has WON the Duck House Competition for the Bewdley Festival 2018 Community Arts Project.

You can read about our inspiration for the Duck House design and how it was created, by clicking the link hereĀ https://www.heritagemanor.co.uk/2018/10/summerdyne-duck-house-project/

Our residents and staff celebrated the news with the organisers of Bewdley Festival. They visited our home to present us with an award and to have official photographs taken. We were also presented with a framed photograph of all the duck houses in the competition and a big card with comments from some voters.

The voting and the comments

We are all absolutely thrilled and a huge thank you to everyone who helped with the project and who voted. We received 309 votes and second place went to The Greyhound Trust with 119 votes. Over 1000 votes were cast in all.

There were some voters from as far as Grimsby, London, Sussex and Winchester. Everyone was very touched by some of the comments of those who voted:

“The colour makes it the best one.”

“It’s outstanding with all the knitting”

“As it’s bright and colourful and a lot of hard work”

“A lot of effort involvement and hopefully enjoyment from all the participants”

The design of the Duck House reflects our bright and cheerful home. The same love and care that goes into our home, went into the intricate knitting and Duck House design. It was a wonderful team project, with staff, residents and their families all knitting. The Wribbenhall Knit and Natter club, where some of our residents are members, also helped so it had a real community feel. The duck house was gradually created in our lounge so everyone could be part of its development. We had some lovely trips to The Duck Trail with our residents to admire our entry and also all the other fabulous entries.

It have been a fantastic community project to be part of and thank you to everyone involved, the voters and organisers.