Care home competition winner is named

Care home competition winner is named

A junior school pupil from Surrey will be seeing many of the latest films for free after winning a competition to name a local care home.

Will Evans, from Holland Junior School in Oxted, chose the name Windmill Manor for the new 70-bed care home in the area, the Tandridge Chronicle reports.

In return the lucky student received a £50 film voucher for his efforts, while his school received £100 in vouchers for new school books from Barchester Healthcare, the care home owner who organised the competition to name its new facility.

Residents at sister home Tandridge Heights voted for the winner, with the centre's regional operations director Mickey Shirley telling the publication that Barchester prides itself on involving the local community.

"The residents at Tandridge Heights are all very excited about the opening of their sister home and are pleased to be able to vote in the new name," she added.

Windmill Manor is due to open in the autumn, providing 24-hour nursing services as well as personalised dementia care.

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