Amanda Quincey

Windsor and Maidenhead

TaskForce

18Good deeds

50runs

60cheers

TaskForce achievements

3

Community Missions
listed

0

Group Runs
back marked

0

Walking Groups
led

9

Run reports
written

5

Run reports
photographed
Amanda Quincey completed a training run • Lunch Run
Sun 13 Jun
0.4km
02:12
05:22/km
Amanda Quincey completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 13 Jun
0.5km
02:42
05:57/km
Amanda Quincey went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Good seed for the day

Sun 13 Jun
Report written by Amanda Quincey

Jennie and Amanda were very enthusiastic for GoodGym's first task for Age Concern Windsor at the Spencer Denny Centre about a mile from Windsor town centre. It was trowel and error as they worked out how to use the trimmer but they didn't moss around chopping the long grass down to size. Never a dill moment, they hacked quite hard until the they could eventually tackle it with a lawnmower.

Jennie demonstrated she was definitely not a one trick peony and used her gardening expertise to help the team to distinguish between weeds and flowers.

The team did a great job but there is still more to do to help this wonderful community so we will be back another thyme to help paint, plant and tidy.

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Amanda Quincey completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 12 Jun
2.4km
15:55
06:32/km
Amanda Quincey completed a training run • Pre Scrummys Chariot
Sat 12 Jun
4.3km
26:23
06:08/km
Amanda Quincey completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Thu 10 Jun
1.9km
13:27
06:56/km
Amanda Quincey completed a training run • Lunch Run
Thu 10 Jun
1.9km
10:52
05:48/km
Amanda Quincey went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

When the chips are down...

Thu 10 Jun
Report written by Amy Lovell

When the chips are down...put some more down! That may not be how the saying normally goes, but it worked for us at Sutherland Grange today. Being on the floodplain, the paths in this lovely RBWM-managed nature reserve can get very muddy. Today was our second session helping to layer wood chip over a particular stretch of path to help keep it accessible when wetter weather comes. It was great to see our task owner Jason again and he kindly got stuck into the task alongside us.

Today's weather was sunny and muggy, so it was hot work shoveling wood chip into wheelbarrows and ferrying it along the path, but it was very satisfying seeing our progress barrow by barrow and metre by metre and we weren't too hot to enjoy easy conversation about who had lived where and good books for 6 year olds...

A few special mentions are in order for today. Firstly happy birthday to Amanda! We were honoured that you chose to spend part of your special day with GoodGym. Hopefully after shovelling wood chip with us you moved on to shovelling cake!

Secondly a very warm welcome to Jennie and Tessa, who both came to their first GoodGym session today. It was great to see you and we hope you enjoyed yourselves...in spades!

Finally Zen garden master Juli...we knew you were good at gardening, but your prowess with the rake was second to none! Stationed at the path end of the operation, Juli raked the woodchip into such a lovely smooth path she had Jason swooning. Thank you also for joining me for a run afterwards.

Great work everyone!

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Amanda Quincey signed up to a group run
Group run
Windsor and Maidenhead

Gardening at the Royal School

Tue 29 Jun 18:45 pm
Bishopsgate Road, Englefield Green, Egham, TW20 0XY
Help maintain the outdoor space at this little school in the Great Park

For those of you new to Group Runs, this is a bit like a community mission (where we do Good) but with a bit more Gym thrown in. We all travel to and from the task on foot together and we will try to squeeze in a fun fitness session along the way too.

This evening's session is happening inside the beautiful Great Park, which will be a real treat!

The session will include the following:

  1. Meet at Bishopsgate for a briefing and a quick warm up (free parking is available on the roadside near the park entrance).

  2. Run or walk the 1.5km through the beautiful Great Park to reach the school. All paces are welcome and we will make sure no one gets left behind.

  3. Help out with some gardening and outdoor maintenance at the school.

  4. We all head back to Bishopsgate running and/or walking for a quick stretch and say our goodbyes. Along the way we hope to squeeze in a mini workout too. This will be suitable for all fitness levels.

The school was set up in 1843 by her majesty Queen Victoria, and with its links to the crown you might be wondering whether we will be stealing work away from the Royal Gardeners. Worry not, the school is funded by RBWM rather than the Royal Estate, and with only 100 pupils it doesn't command a large budget. Despite their stunning location, the school relies heavily on volunteers to upkeep their historical site.

Don't forget your gardening gloves!

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Amanda Quincey signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Helping the Baby Bank

Tue 29 Jun 09:30 am
4 Providence Place, Maidenhead, SL6 8AG
Help provide essentials to vulnerable families

The Baby Bank helps families in extreme need with everyday essentials such as nappies, wipes, school uniform and shoes, as well as larger items such as cots and buggies. They are completely volunteer run and rely on donations of new items and good quality second hand clothes, baby care equipment and furniture. During the Covid-19 crisis, demand for the Baby Bank's help has increased dramatically.

We can help by sorting through donations, preparing bundles ready for delivery and cleaning donated furniture.

Meet opposite Monello Hairdressing and please bring your head-torch with you - the storage facility has poor lighting. This task is indoors and face coverings are mandatory.

The task is listed for an hour but there may be the opportunity to stay and help for longer.

Please note your Area Activator Amy may not be present at the task and the task may need to be cancelled if we do not find an experienced GoogGym member to lead. If necessary, notice of cancellation will be sent by email no later than 9pm the night before. Please check your junk mail as well to make sure you're kept in the loop.

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