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Painting at Foodwise TLC

7 GoodGymers made their way to help the Sheerwater Public Living Room in Woking.

  • Woking runner
  • Adam
  • Wayne
  • James McCloud
  • Kirsty Raynes
  • Lauren
  • Julie
Wednesday, 21st of February 2024
Led by James McCloud

Last night we had a brilliant task to get stuck into.

Foodwise TLC is a fantastic community service which provides very affordable food and cookery teaching to the Sheerwater community.

Julie knows the organisers and encouraged the referral and Wayne worked behind the scenes over the past few weeks to organise the date and materials required.

James, Anne, Kirsty and Adam met at the leisure centre and ran together to the location.

Along the way we were very happy to see Lauren having just finished her fitness class, and she joined us for the remainder of the run.

On arrival we were not sure where the entrance was but Julie had already arrived and spotted us from inside and came out to fetch us in.

We were greeted by Shani and Doreen who are some of the volunteers there.

We were pleased to see that they were very ready for us and had tins of paint and paint trays ready to go.

Shani spoke to us all about the project which we found very interesting and fired us up to want to help. We then spread out around the room with some rolling paint and others doing the cutting in.

After a while the room was looking good, and we stopped for a fruity drink before finishing up and tidying away everything.

It was a nice task and good to catch up with everyone. We agreed we would revisit in 2 weeks time to apply a 2nd coat and do any extra bits.

Adam, James and Anne then ran back to Woking where we debriefed in the pub over a pint and some bar snacks, with Kirsty joining once she had retrieved her car.

I think we can be pleased with how much was achieved in the time and we look forward to going back.

Report written by James McCloud

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Woking runner
Woking runner
Thursday February 22nd, 2024 08:14

Great report James, thank you!

Thursday February 22nd, 2024 11:25

Well done everybody fantastic effort.

Kirsty Raynes
Kirsty Raynes
Thursday February 22nd, 2024 18:50

Great report and lovely task. Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

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James McCloud
Led by James McCloud

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    • Adam
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    • Woking runner

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