We were wheely pleased to only see a cat(woman) and not poison ivy!
2 GoodGymers made their way to help an isolated older person in Kingston upon Thames.
- Saturday, 27th of October 2018
Here's what Miss M of KT4 had to say about the mission:
It was two lovely young girls, very keen. They couldn't have been more keen. I couldn't believe what they did in one hour, and they packed it all up too! I couldn't recommend them enough. Any old person who has them come by is so lucky!
On Saturday, Gosia and I headed to Worcester Park for a morning of gardening in the (not as warm as it looked) autumn sun. It may have taken running, a bus and an Uber but we finally found each other and headed to our mission location!
After walking round in circles for a couple of mins, admiring the cute garden ornaments as we went, we stumbled upon the right house. Ms M greeted us with a big smile and was ready to put us to work! She had once been a very keen gardener, but sadly no longer has the physical capabilities to do much herself.
Armed with our gloves, a broom and a wheely seat (more useful for playing on rather than doing any actual gardening with) we set about tackling the overgrown ivy and other miscellaneous weeds. After an hour or so of hard graft, including short breaks for warm up squats and a cat photography session, we had finished! Ms M was very pleased with the result and is looking forward to planting some new flowers in the now ivy free bed. Thanks to Gosia for being a great mission buddy!
Report written by Laura Waller
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