Our Forth Valley service is celebrating the final of its Wimbledon tournament – badminton style – and its winner!

Over summer, the service decided to host its very own tournament for staff since Wimbledon was cancelled this year.

This was an opportunity for staff to stay socially connected and a fun activity for people supported to cheer on and watch.

The service is a residential home that supports four people with learning disabilities. The tournament meant a lot to these individuals as it was a different type of activity to enjoy during lockdown.

Unfortunately, because of shift patterns the service found it difficult to host their final at a suitable time when everyone could attend. This delayed the tournament, however in October they finally managed to organise a day where all finalists were on shift.

On the day of the final, the weather turned out great with the entire service coming together to watch or play an intense battle of badminton.

Leigh Quinn, support practitioner said: “There were a few cutthroat games in the garden with us all showing our competitive side, and Lauren and Hayley were head to head for the win.

“After a long game of them doing the best of five, Hayley became our winner. We all cheered her on, apart from Lauren who was a bit of a sore loser.

“I awarded Hayley the golden Badminton racket, covered in gold stars, and a bunch of roses during our forum.

“I hope we can carry on the tradition next year with a bit of better planning and organisation.” 

Carr Gomm would like to send huge congratulations to Hailey Rankin for winning the Wimbledon Tournament!