WHAT A TASK we had this week!
It had it all;
We met with the lovely Julie of Heeley City Farm (HCF) who let us into this gem of a place and through the site to the field we would be working in past all of the very cute goats.
HCF have had to have some trees on site felled and the larger logs needed splitting, bagging and shifting so that they can be dried and sold in the future to bring some income into the site which doesn't have any monetary support from the Council and needs to be self sustaining so this was a great way for us to help out.
We got straight to it, splitting.... into smaller teams:
- Log splitters - 'I wanna be... your sledgehammer!'
- Assistant log splitters - putting in the 'grenade' splitters into the logs to get them started
- Log sorters
- Log baggers
- Log movers
- Log shakers (ok, made this one up)
- Goat petters
We certainly expended some energy and shed some timber on this task! It was great to be out in the night air, a great remedy to any splitting headaches...At times it was hard to see the wood from the trees, but in the end we were told we had made up 24 bags which was a great effort!
After finishing we made great use of the well lit traffic free hill outside for some hill reps in teams where we did 4 reps of:
40% 60% 80% 110% (as the Americans say)
We had a steady saunter back before stretching off and making birthday plans (see listings on website).
Until next time, happy running! :)
HCF have just had several large trees cut down due to disease, these have been logged but need splitting - HCF have invested in log splitters (so no sharp axes!) and some sledge hammers!
Once split, the logs can then be placed in sacks and wheel-barrowed to the log store, so lots of tasks to keep a big group busy! Lifting, rolling logs, log splitting, bagging up and barrowing.
Safety googles will be provided by Julie for those using the sledghammers and those nearby to ensure eyes are safe.
Please bring your own gloves.
With our esteemed leader out of action due to illness, we came together as a team to complete our task. 9 of us met up with the lovely Emily from Roundabout at the Showroom, where she told us about the work they do helping young homeless people across South Yorkshire and about the upcoming Fundraisers we were to leaflet for:
On the 24th October, is the Yorkshire Chocolate Festival - a market selling all things chocolate and the admission fee goes to Roundabout (https://www.roundabouthomeless.org/event/yorkshire-chocolate-festival/).
On 12th November, is the Sleep Out, which is a night where people gather to hear stories from young homeless people and then try themselves to sleep in a cold warehouse on a concrete floor (https://www.roundabouthomeless.org/event/sleep-out-2021/).
We split into 3 groups - Michelle and Seiko on their bikes to Heeley, and 2 groups down Ecclesall Road. We spent around an hour delivering leaflets before heading back, doing some wall sits and stretching along the way. We returned the rest of the leaflets to Emily back at the Showroom and reported back where we'd managed to cover before catching up over food and drinks.
We will be meeting Emily from Roundabout at The Showroom Cinema who will tell us a bit more about the Homeless Charity Roundabout and provide us with leaflets and maps of where we will run to and spread the word of the Chocfest on 24th Oct which is raising funds for the charity.
It’s here…Yorkshire’s very first Chocolate Festival is coming to Sheffield on Sunday 24 October 2021!
An experience like no other, get lost in luxury and immerse yourself in the world of chocolate. Taking place in Sheffield’s industrial district at the Kelham Island Museum, you will find live music, workshops and over 50 stalls featuring all things chocolate!
There is something for everyone, from brownies and doughnuts to hot chocolate and beer, you’ll find numerous treats to indulge in and other non-edible chocolate themed gifts that will save your waistline too!
Tickets are on sale now!
Simply click below and buy a ticket for the timeslot that is best for you. We also have workshops available at an additional price to extend your chocolate experience!
Interested in having a stall at the festival? We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with Emily at Roundabout with some more information!