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With a running start we cleared the Table

7 GoodGymers made their way to help the Mencap - Chelmsford in Chelmsford.

  • James Connolly
  • Rich Walker
  • Jenny King
  • Fay Downing
  • Catherine Offord
  • Chelmsford runner
  • Russell Dolton
Wednesday, 7th of April 2021
Led by Chelmsford runner

The easing of the lockdown restrictions meant the arrival of our first mid-week task of the year!! Whooo hooo!!!!

7 GoodGym runners split into two teams to help the City of Chelmsford Mencap prepare for their renovations before their grand reopening at the end of April. They had a lot of big heavy furniture that needed to be put into storage so they didn’t get in the way of the new flooring being installed. Myself, Catherine, Russell D and Fay met up at the Mencap centre on Mildmay Road where we met Karen to load the items onto the removal van. Rich, Jenny and James met up at the Big Yellow Storage to unload the van and put the items safely into their new home for the next few weeks. For the ‘Mencap’ group this meant being mainly indoors. Unfortunately for the ‘Big Yellow’ group, it meant they were waiting outside on a sunny and beautiful but rather chilly April evening. Luckily James and Rich bought their winter coats!

The task didn’t take quite as long as had been potentially anticipated though and within 30 minutes we had loaded up the tables and storage units on to the van and just had a few other things to move around such as the piano that had a mind of it's own into the lobby and a few smaller tables out of the way. Unless I hear otherwise I can only assume everything went swimmingly at the Big Yellow end.

It was great to be back at the Mencap centre after such a long hiatus. Hopefully we will be back again shortly after the renovations are completed to move things back from the Big Yellow Storage and maybe to even to do some painting, which we were originally meant to have done in November but that second lockdown thingy got in the way a bit.

Well done everyone, see you all again soon!!

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