Cardiff

Mission

If you prick us, do we not bleed?

2 runners ran to help an isolated older person in Cardiff.

  • Ellen
  • Sophie Hastings
 
Sunday, 17th of November 2019
Here's what Mr M of CF11 had to say about the mission:

Mr C's brother called to say a huge thanks to the runners who helped out last weekend. Mr C was really please with what they managed and a follow up to finish the job has been arranged for next weekend or the one afterwards!

Mr M of CF11, mission beneficiary

So said Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. But I don't think he was talking about cutting down brambles! Which is what Sophie and Ellen did for Mr C on Sunday.

We got the mission go ahead and met him promptly at 10am. We were told that Mr C was a bit hesitant with strangers. But he was super friendly and talkative, and let us in right away! He explained that he had difficulty walking and that his garden had over grown somewhat. It had got so bad that he had gone out back recently to have a look, but the back door had accidentally closed behind him! Undaunted, he managed to get through the brambles - no mean feat! - out to the back lane and around to the front. Luckily he had his front door key (or it was unlocked) so he could get back in. What a trooper!

So armed with tools, bags and gloves, we headed out back to do our best. We were determined to not let the brambles defeat us. We snipped and chopped and bagged up what could. We also said hello to the neighbour's dog, who greeted us over the wall. Just over an hour later, we'd bagged up 4 bags worth of green refuse - Which was just a start but made a big difference to Mr C who can now consider what else he wants done in his garden. And "that is the long and short of it". The End.

Report written by Ellen


Discuss this report

Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor
Monday November 18th, 2019 11:43

Great work you two, well done!

sign in to add a comment

Share the love

Get your mission on

What are you waiting for?

Find a mission

Join us on the next run

Walking/Running to help Carol at Mackintosh Community Gardens

Tuesday 18:15 - 20:00
Led by Benjamin Annear
Big Moose Coffee Co

Find out more

Become a member

Free!
Optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Get the support of a qualified trainer
  • Access group runs across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

January Challege

2020

Cardiff

389
Good Deeds done

2,774
kms covered

74
participants

Help GoodGym hit its target of 8000 good deeds and 100000km in January - let's make it happen!

Get involved

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more