Kingston upon Thames

Community mission

Weed go potty with these roots!

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Kingston Welcare in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Kate Haworth
  • Cathy Aicardi
  • Simona Melone
  • Removed User
  • Aziza
Wednesday, 26th of August 2020
Led by Kate Haworth

Four of us came out this evening to support the charity Kingston Welcare. Welcome to Simona and Aziza on your first Goodgym community mission and thanks to Cathy for joining us from Richmond.

According to their website, Kingston WelCare is a charitable organisation for local families to meet, connect and support each other. Families from all backgrounds are welcomed to WelCare. They have a longstanding presence in the local community and provide long-term support for families. 

Marjorie greeted us and tasked us with making the charity’s front entrance look more inviting. Aziza and I started with tackling a stubborn root and pulling it from its pot while Cathy and Simona potted some lovely purple and white flowers for the window ledges to replace the dead ones.

Once the front was freed of weeds and swept clear, we moved along to pull the weeds down the side of the building. It wasn’t long before our list of jobs was completed and we were ready to step back and admire the transformation! Mission accomplished! We look forward to returning soon to help with the planting in the back garden including the living willow.

Report written by Kate Haworth

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Cathy Aicardi
Cathy Aicardi
Thursday August 27th, 2020 09:35

Great report! Fun task for a wonderful charity. Kate, you and Aziza did a tremendous job with that plant extraction! And love the before and after collage. Was nice too to meet new runners.

Mark Barun
Mark Barun
Thursday August 27th, 2020 12:58

It was a pleasure working with everyone
Thanks again They were a great team.

The results are amazing they got a lot more completed than I expected, and I could never had managed that much in such a short space of time. !0 out of 10 for a job well done.... From the task owner and yes it is a 10 out of 10 ; - )

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