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Leaflet? More like leaf-wet!

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Library of Things Twikenham in Richmond.

  • Sam
  • Lucy Hill
  • Richmond runner
  • Adam Stephens
  • Richmond runner
Saturday, 2nd of March 2024
Led by Liz

March has arrived, the daffodils are poking out their little yellow faces, spring is in the air… and by spring, I mean a lot of cold, wet Saturday morning rain.

Five of us braved the wonderful British weather to spread the word about the Library of Things that had recently opened in Twickenham. The Library of Things is a brilliant concept that allows locals to borrow tools and items, which ultimately means less waste and less space, less money spent on unnecessary items and a bigger sense of community and helping others.

We found ourselves at the Patch hub, and after a bit of a soggy wait, we checked out the library ourselves - you can borrow all sorts, from waffle makers to wallpaper strippers, drills to dehumidifiers and plenty in between. We had a bit of an issue working out where to pick up our leaflets from, but the man from Django coffee in the hub helped us out, and we were soon presented with a box labelled ‘GoodGym’. Armed with a wad of flyers each and some tasty coffees (with extra loyalty stamps for Sam) we braved ourselves to head out into the rain once more and walk our way to the streets we had been asked to deliver to.

The rain didn’t stop, but it didn’t stop us persevering in delivering some (possibly slightly soggy) leaflets to locals. Despite some complaints about the weather (mostly from me), and an important discussion about the best and worst sort of letterboxes (definitely not on the floor, wide enough and no stiff bristles preventing post from being posted) we did a great job and hopefully that word is spread. Talking of spreading the word, did you know you can hire a speaker and PA system, complete with mic and amp from the Twickenham Library of Things? Maybe we’ll know for next time, and might save some damp toes!

Report written by Lucy Hill

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Sunday March 3rd, 2024 09:28

Thank you all for heading out in the rain to get the task done 😍

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