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2 GoodGymers made their way to help an isolated older person in Camden.

  • Emily Oldfield
  • Madhan
Sunday, 16th of July 2023

Emily was waiting in front of Ms.J's house looking at her phone, maybe to text me saying if I'll be on time or not. I reached on time at 3 pm for my second mission in Camden.

I took the bus and walked for 15 minutes. Emily planned to bike to the spot but arrived in her car which helped the mission to the completion. More on that later.

Ms.J is vacating her house and moving to a care home in 2 weeks. So she wanted to give away most of her stuff to charity. There were two shelves of books that Ms.J wanted to pack for charity. But she wanted to keep some books for herself, some as a gift to her close ones, and remaining for charity.

Emily took the role of getting the book from the shelf and verifying it with Ms.J and I got the book after verification and arranged them in cardboard boxes.

Ms.J handpicked a few Shakespeare books and some religious books to keep. There were quite a lot of books about gardening, cooking, and travel. We decided some were better off recycling than to a charity.

After packing 4 boxes of books, Ms.J wanted to put back the books that she picked for herself on the shelf. As the shelves were collecting too much dust throughout the years, Emily gave them a nice wipe with a wet cloth and arranged them to perfection.

Emily planned to drop off the books at a charity nearby as she came in a car. After loading the boxes into her car I bid goodbyes to both and went for a pizza before completing the weekend with a final gardening mission

Got a text from Emily saying that she dropped off the books in Mind charity five minutes after I left. It was a satisfying mission for both of us.

Report written by Madhan

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Birmingham runner
Birmingham runner
Monday July 17th, 2023 11:12

Great work!

Emily Oldfield
Emily Oldfield
Monday July 17th, 2023 18:17

Great report, thanks Madhan. My guilt of driving was taken away by taking everything to the charity shop. Glad you managed to refuel with a pizza!

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