Inspired by the heroics of Team GM at London 2012, residents at Edward Moore House have held their own mini competition at the Gravesend home.
The games have been very popular at the home, with residents watching eagerly on television every day and getting keen to join in. In response to this, staff at the home decided to make use of the home's Nintendo Wii to host the first ever Edward Moore House Olympic bowling tournament!
Residents gathered in the home's lounge, some as competitors and some to cheer their friends on. Amongst the other supporters were staff and friends and family, with the younger ones stepping in to take part themselves. Lillian, who is the great-granddaughter of resident William Russell, took part to great acclaim, and bagged herself a bronze medal for her efforts.
This was not the first time that residents at the home have held a Nintendo Wii tournament, and reigning champion Margaret Wyatt did not want to give up her title without a fight! However, on this occasion the competition was won by Edna, who collected her prize from Ian, one of the home's carers who oversaw the competition.
Previous Wii bowling champion Margaret Wyatt gives it her all to retain her title
Home manager John Ogbe commented: "We've had the Olympic games on the television at Edward Moore House the same as everyone else, and just like the rest of the country the residents have found it inspiring. The Olympic bowling tournament was a great day and the residents had lots of fun. The visiting friends and family made the occasion that bit more special, we're all looking forward to finding out whether Edna can retain her title in Rio 2016!"
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