Whose bin in the bin?
10 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the Slough Refugee Centre in Slough.
- Monday, 7th of August 2023
- Led by Manjit Birk
It's bin a while since we last visited our friends at Slough Refugee Support but as always, it was lovely to see Keriann.
Our task this evening was to give the entrance area a big tidy up by removing moss, cutting back hedges, pruning rose bushes, pulling out weeds and planting pansies.
We met at Salt hill activity centre at 6.30pm and took a nice 1 km walk around the park to the task venue where Keriann was ready and waiting for us. With a quick task overview we were ready to get going.
It was great to have Hamid back on his second task with us. Hamid is so speedy with the shears that we likened him to a hamster.....beavering away at the hedge, we literally couldn't clear the ground quick enough.
Jean was all over the rose bushes and even found the one we donated a while back for the memory garden. Mehdi helped Jean cut back our rose bush to it could grow and then cut back the hedge that was a thorn in the side of the rose bush as it was stopping the light from getting to the plants. They definitely rose to the occasion
Peter was on a number of duties today as he always is. Pruning the other rose bush, turning over the soil, sweeping, collecting and disposing the debris. Peter even very kindly agreed to give the children's garden picnic bench a makeover. We look forward to seeing the end result soon.
Agnija arrived in time to clear the remaining patch in the memory garden.
Following all health and safety protocols we even had a few trashy moments..
All in all, with a lot of members tonight, we cleared the area in a really good time.
Keriann advised us of the AGM for Slough Refugee Support and invited us all to come along. I did a presentation last year at this AGM and really enjoyed meeting all those involved in such a valuable service in Slough. The AGM will be on Friday 25th August 10am - 12pm at 29 Church Street (Slough CVS meeting room). Everyone is welcome.
Mehdi, who I first met at Slough Refugee Support English class said at the end
SRS is like my family. They have supported me since I arrived here 7 months ago.
And tonight, Mehdi helped his SRS family with his GoodGym family.
Report written by Manjit Birk
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