Lost Voice Guy backs Blackwood

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More than 100 people attend housing association's AGM

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20th September 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley performed a special show to help promote the work one of Scotland’s leading providers of care and specialist housing for people with disabilities.

Lee, who shot to fame by winning this year’s series of the ITV talent show, performed a laughter-filled routine as the main guest at the AGM of Blackwood, which explored his rise to fame as The Lost Voice Guy.

The theme of the day focused on communication as Blackwood launched its three-year customer engagement plan.

More than 100 people from across the country attended held the event at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh and tried their hand at different escape rooms to demonstrate the power of communication.

Lee’s performance, which was done through his communication device, explored his rise to Britain’s Got Talent success and looked at the funnier side of his disability.

He said: “It was a real privilege to be asked to perform at the Blackwood AGM and see for myself all of the amazing work it does to help people live more independently.

“It’s been life changing for me to win Britain’s Got Talent, with people asking for selfies all the time, so if my routine can change the thinking and attitude of some to people with disabilities, it’s well worth it.”

Blackwood chief executive Fanchea Kelly said: “We always like our AGMs to be fun for everyone attending and having a star like Lee performing was a real thrill.

“We know how important communication is in life and Lee epitomises this and hasn’t let his inability to talk prevent him from speaking to millions with his talent for comedy.

“It was brilliant to see the smiles on the faces of all our customers as they challenged themselves to escape each of the four rooms we had set up with their teams.”