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Young pupil wins care home naming competition

Young pupil wins care home naming competition
2nd July 2010

A five-year-old girl from Derby has won a competition to find a name for a local care home.

Children at Homefields Primary School took part in the competition, with the winning entry being Bluebell Park, thought up by Judith Wicks, the Derby Evening Telegraph reports.

The care home in question is Barchester Healthcare's new 64-bed facility in the Chellaston area of the city, which will provide 24-hour nursing care and specialist dementia care in its Memory Lane Community when it opens in the autumn.

Judith came up with the name after seeing the small flowers growing nearby, with care general manager Pauline expressing her delight at the results of the competition.

"We wanted the name to reflect the area and to get our neighbours involved in the development process," she told the publication.

Judith was awarded a set of cinema vouchers and book tokens by Barchester Healthcare for her imaginative idea.