MP puts care home’s winning photographers in the picture


A CARE home resident who claimed first prize in a photography competition has had his winning picture presented to him by Stoke on Trent MP Rob Flello.

Adderley Green, a local neurological centre for adults with complex needs, held the competition for residents and asked them to capture images of Stoke on Trent and the surrounding countryside.

Ian Izzard, a resident at Adderley Green, was awarded first prize with his photograph of a silhouette of a bird nestling in a tree taken at Westport Lake.

The MP for Stoke-on-Trent South presented Ian with his winning photo, printed and ready to be hung on the wall.

Rob said he was honoured to be asked to present the prizes and had enjoyed seeing all the wonderful images of the area.

He said: “Well done to Ian and to all the runners up. There are some fantastic photographs here that really capture the spirit of our area – they are going to look beautiful up on the wall.

“I’ve really enjoyed visiting Adderley Green – it’s been fascinating to learn more about the wonderful rehabilitation work that goes on here.”

Runners up were Stephen Booth, with scenes of a bottle kiln in Burslem, and Deborah Hodson, with her photo of Canadian Geese at West Port Lake.

Val Gill, Registered Manager at Adderley Green, said the competition had been a wonderful way for residents to spend more time outside being active.

She said: “The competition has really sparked the imagination of our residents and they’ve been on some fantastic day trips to capture some of their favourite places in Stoke.

“Thank you to everyone who took part and huge congratulations to Ian and to all the runners up, you are all winners!”

Adderley Green neurological centre provides rehabilitation, long term care, respite and palliative care for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain injuries and spinal injuries.


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