What a shift-tacular turnout!

20 GoodGymers made their way to help the Braywick Heath Nurseries in Windsor and Maidenhead.

  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Diya Singh
  • Slough runner
  • Amy L
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
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  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Clara Diaz
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  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Louise Tyrell
  • Kate Oswald
  • Garry
  • Tony
  • Emily
  • Mandy Driver
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Ben Darracott
 
Wednesday, 4th of October 2023
 
Led by Amy L
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20 goodgymers signed up for this session - the most we’ve had since the launch! We met at the community centre for a briefing about the task from Amy and an exchange of window puns (I’d steal them and pass them off as my own but I don’t want to make this too paneful) and then walked and ran the 2km to Braywick Health Nursery. The task owner Kit had a number of things that needed shifting so we were divided into two groups.

One group helped clear equipment from a very rickety shed (which, despite its intentions, did not fall down) and store everything away safely so the shed could be sent to ‘live on a farm’. As well as the expected shovels and rakes, we uncovered a huge connect four game (sadly only the frame so we couldn’t have a go), a couple of snails, and a lot of wooden Christmas trees, which are about as hard to store sensibly as you’d imagine. We finished that quickly but it wasn’t curtains just yet - we were set to window cleaning, which goodgym has helped with here many times before. We managed to make quite good progress, especially when wet cloths were replaced with Gillian wielding a hose!

The other group stayed inside in the light and helped move furniture, something goodgym started last time we visited, so the space can be used as a new staff area. This required the use of trolleys and a lot of strategic planning to make sure everyone left with the same number of toes. They also replaced some of the old ceiling tiles with new ones, so I think it’s fair to say that goodgym both literally and figuratively raised the roof.

After we’d completed the tasks and regrouped at the front of the nursery, we finished the night with a fitness session involving many creative variations of the Mexican wave. Then we set off home, amazed (and I do hope I’m not jinxing it for next week) that we hadn’t been rained on!

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Windsor and Maidenhead runner
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Thursday October 5th, 2023 12:54

Great report! It was so much fun!

Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Thursday October 5th, 2023 13:40

Brilliant report Scarlett, and sounds like you all had a fun and productive night

Windsor and Maidenhead runner
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Friday October 6th, 2023 07:47

Great report Scarlett!!

Windsor and Maidenhead runner
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Friday October 6th, 2023 07:54

Fantastic report Scarlett....you've got quite a gift for writing ✍️✍️

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Amy L
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Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.

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