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“It’s a great time to be a brummie!” – Birmingham care home residents welcome the Commonwealth Games

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A Birmingham care home has welcomed the start of the Commonwealth Games by hosting their own version of the tournament. 

Residents and team members at Care UK’s Metchley Manor on Church Road, in Edgbaston, celebrated the Commonwealth Games taking place in their home city of Birmingham by competing in their own version of the games with a week-long garden tournament. 

Residents showcased their competitive spirit by competing against team members in in a range of different sports including boules, tennis and table tennis. Ensuring the scene was set for the historic occasion, the home team a decorated the garden with flags from all the participating nations. 

A special winner’s ceremony was also organised to commemorate the occasion, with each victorious resident receiving their own gold medal. Residents from Metchley Manor will also have the chance to see the games in person when they attend the Athletics on Wednesday 3rd August.  

Commenting on the games, resident Joan Mcneish, at Metchley Manor, said: “My husband Alexander competed in the Commonwealth Games in swimming for Scotland, so this is a lovely way to remember him and enjoy the excitement the games has bought to Birmingham.”

Kim-Marie Newton, General Manager at Metchley Manor, said: “With the Commonwealth Games literally on our doorstep, we knew we had to celebrate this fantastic moment in Birmingham’s history. 

“Here at Metchley Manor, we know just how important physical activity is when it comes to overall wellbeing, so we always encourage residents to stay active – so our own Commonwealth Games-themed activity was a great, topical way to do just that. 

“There is a fantastic atmosphere in the city at the moment which is great to be part of. It’s certainly a great time to be a brummie! We’d like to say good luck to all of the British athletes – we certainly won a few medals of our own here!”

Metchley Manor has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The home has been configured into a series of neighbourhoods to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents. There is also plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. 

For more information on Metchley Manor, please call Director of Community Relations, Zoe Doherty on 0121 667 2047, or email

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