Ivy’s got talent


Residents at a Ferrybridge care home showcased their talents to celebrate the home’s tenth anniversary and to support the Trust’s wellbeing month.

The Ivy’s Got Talent show was part of a week of events organised by service users at Ivy Dene Care Home, to entertain and raise money for charity. The show at Ferrybridge Progressive Club featured performances from an Elvis impersonator, a rock act that covered a Status Quo and a Pink Lady singing a number from Grease.

Emma Knott, who helped organise the event, said, "It was an absolutely brilliant evening. The performers enjoyed it and so did the audience. We awarded first place to Wayne Riley who sang Elvis’s Suspicious Minds, but prizes were also awarded to the other contestants.

"The show was the finale of a week of activities at the care homes, which were celebrating our 10th anniversary and the Trust’s wellbeing month."

The Ferrybridge home is one of four care homes in Yorkshire which provide care for adults with learning disabilities. Residents who are part of the Ivy Care home service users forum decided that the money raised should go to the animal charity PDSA and Breast Cancer Care.

Other activities through the week included raffles, games and a bingo night.

Ivy’s got talent

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