Cummins clinic starts talent show to

SHOW: Sophie and Dr Gerard Quigley are looking forward to seeing entries for the talent show. Photo: supplied

SHOW: Sophie and Dr Gerard Quigley are looking forward to seeing entries for the talent show. Photo: supplied

The Cummins medical clinic has created a fun initiative to help keep people at home with an online talent show to start on Friday.

Lower Eyre Family Practice has started the Cummins and District Talent Show and is calling for entries across the region in an effort to keep people home and stop the potential spread of COVID-19.

Each week people will have until Friday to submit a video of their talents through private inbox on the talent show's Facebook page.

The video submissions will then be posted on the page the following Monday with a poll open for people to cast their vote for their favourite entry.

The poll will close with the weekly winner announced on the Wednesday.

Sophie Quigley, daughter of the general practitioner at the clinic Dr Gerard Quigley is organising the talent show and said with the online format it was not just open to Cummins locals but to the wider region.

She said she came from an events background and with no events happening in the area it was exciting to provide something like this for the community to get involved in while also assisting the clinic with its message of people staying home during the pandemic.

"The idea was that it encouraged people to stay home and get involved in something creative in the community," she said.

We've had a pretty good following so far and hopefully it can translate into some talents being submitted so we can all have som fun over this Easter break.

Sophie Quigley

"We're after anything, any type of talent and it doesn't have to be from Cummins, it can be from anywhere."

Miss Quigley said prizes were being looked at and there was no end date set and it would play out week by week depending on the amount of local interest.

Any talent is welcomed, whether it is singing, dancing, rapping, performing comedy or even a magic show.

Miss Quigley said the hope was as the competition continued there would be more submissions from the community.

"We've had a pretty good following so far and hopefully it can translate into some talents being submitted so we can all have som fun over this Easter break," she said.

People can find out more by visiting the Cummins and District Talent Show Facebook page.