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TV show inspires activity

TV show inspires activity

A popular television game show, in which contestants compete against each other by completing tasks assigned to them, has inspired one of Adullam’s My Life Coaches to set up a morale-boosting competition.

Christina Barron, who is based at Muamba House in Bolton, decided to launch a Taskmaster-style photo challenge to raise spirits, particularly because they have had a high COVID-19 rate which restricts normal activities.

The first week of the competition saw residents asked to recreate their favourite album cover or movie poster working individually and using only their own possessions. They had to submit photos of their creations to Christina who picked a winner. A prize of a jar of coffee and biscuits was presented.

A recreation of Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side of the Moon took first prize. It featured a pool cue and pool balls to brilliant effect.

In recognition of Blue Monday (January 17), residents were invited to think about how we can be kind to ourselves and cheer themselves up when feeling down. To enter they had to take a photograph of something blue that makes them happy. Entry deadline was Blue Monday, creating a collection of upbeat images to share on the day.

Christina is also setting up a wall of fame featuring the winning images from each week. Commenting on the competition, she said: “It has been really fun thinking up new challenges to give residents a bit of a lift during this time. There is increasing interest and it has been great to see the creative results!”

The Taskmaster challenge idea is now being shared with projects throughout Adullam Homes Housing Association.