Community mission

Lift and shift!

3 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in Southampton.

  • Nia Cary
  • Lauren
  • Stephanie Longy
Saturday, 27th of April 2024
Led by Lauren

We were back with Southampton Action today for our second task with them. It was lovely to welcome Nia from goodgym Portsmouth with us today too! 😊

Southampton Action run monthly events for their service users to come and get free of charge items donated by the general public to take home with them. This month the focus was on woman and children.

Like last time we had to unload the very full van, then lift and shift the items into various rooms and up stairs before organising them all before the event began.

This time there were less service users helping with the heavy lifting up and down stairs so we found ourselves employed as the muscles dealing with furniture and boxes on the stairwell alongside some others.

We created a human chain and once the main lifting was over were allocated to help sort homewares under the supervision of volunteer Mark who helped us last time.

Steph expertly arranged all the towels and duvet covers and Nia and myself got stuck in with the plates, cups and cutlery often coming across some very random bits and pieces!

I even redeemed my poor folding skills from last time and rolled some pillowcases!

As ever it was a very satisfying and rewarding task. A definite workout and we look forward to coming back next month.

Report written by Lauren

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