Aoife

Portsmouth

7Good deeds

7runs

18cheers

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Aoife went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

I’d like to teach the world to sting…

Wed 13 Oct
Report written by Jo Kitching

We headed back to Miltoncross this evening to help continue the clearing of the green area which can be used for eco club. We didn’t have as many people as last time due to a few feeling unwell. Sending get well wishes to those. We were joined once again by Charlotte, a senior student who came up with the idea to clear this area and make better use of it.

We split into two teams, one team tackled the litter again and there is a lot of it. Jen, Maura, Rosie and Tracey started picking the litter in the area that had been cleared in our previous visit. A load more pens, sweet wrappers, plastic bottles and cans were discovered. Jen found a ruler that was in great condition and took this home so it can be cleaned up and used. The most interesting find was a school dinner tray that had been thrown over the fence into the area. This was left safely in the school yard hoping that it may be cleaned and reused back in the canteen.

The next group of Aoife, Charlotte, Jo and Tony started clearing more nettles near to the pond area that had been done last time. The nettles were never ending and most of us were still stung on the arms, legs and hands even though we all wore long sleeves and long leggings to try and protect ourselves.

The compost heap was added to yet again and plenty of rubbish and recycling was put in the bins. We’ve made progress again on clearing this area and there is still a lot more to do. We are back next week for those who want to win the battle of the nettles.

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Aoife signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Double task

Wed 20 Oct 18:00 pm
Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Placel, Off Clive Rd, , Portsmouth , PO1 5JJ
Helping Fratton Big Local and Miltoncross

Meet at Fratton Community Centre.

Indoor task - to make lanterns for the light parade. This will take place in the community centre. The light parade is a bit earlier this year so the lantern making needs to happen earlier! At least 10 people needed for this task. Nice and relaxed, a good unwind after a day at a screen.

Outdoor task - run to Miltoncross school from Fratton to continue on the green space clearing. This will be a much more physical task!

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Aoife went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

No Need For Extra Time!!

Thu 7 Oct
Report written by Jen Stoneham

Our return trip to Pompey in the Community was a super speedy one - 6 GoodGymmers managed to get a second coat of paint on the benches in just half the time the first cost took.

Maura cast her always discerning eye over our efforts - if it doesn't pass Maura's Quality Control its not good enough!

Luckily the rain stayed away long enough for us to complete our task!

Unfortunately I can't credit our Junior Photographer Alice on the register, but she managed to take impressive 120 photos in just five minutes! I have filtered through then for the report 🙈

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Aoife signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Bench Painting - Part Two

Thu 7 Oct 17:30 pm
POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY, ANSON ROAD, SOUTHSEA, PO4 8TB
It will provide seating area for participants

Following on from our first session, Pompey in the Community have asked for our help putting a top coat of paint on their picnic benches.

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Aoife signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Green space fun at Miltoncross

Wed 13 Oct 18:00 pm
Miltoncross Academy, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB
Continue to clear the green space

We are back as a full group to help continue to green space clearance.

There will be:

  • litter picking - with some weird and wonderful finds guaranteed

  • nettle clearing - with a prize if you avoid being stung!

  • hedge trimming

  • bramble wrestling

And the compost pile will be getting higher and higher!

Head torches recommended

Meet at the school (run/walk/cycle to get there - bikes can be brought into the site). We will do a fitness session on the playground after the digging/clearing - we will be well warmed up by then!

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Aoife has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 22 Sep 2021

Aoife is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

Aoife went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

A sting in the ankles

Wed 22 Sep
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

A good turn out today for the first visit to Miltoncross to start to clear the green area so it can be used for eco club, Duke of Edinburgh's Award volunteering, science and geography lessons.

We were joined tonight by Andy Ames from Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust, Miss Williams the geography teacher and Charlotte, the senior student who came up with the idea to put the area to use.

There was A LOT of litter to be collected, many years of crisp packets, strange drinks cans (have you heard of "Emoji" drink?), LOADS of pens, an ancient football boot and a disfunctional laptop. We also filled a good few bags with recycling so the site bins are much fuller tonight. Andy used a found piece of guttering to hold some of the plastic bottles when we ran out of bags.

In addition to picking the litter, we also started to clear the old pond area. So. Many. Nettles. It didn't matter what protective clothing you had on, you were guaranteed to go home with more stings than you came with.

We doubled the compost heap, found plenty of wood for the bug hotel and rehomed some beetles and a bee.

90 minutes passed fast and although we made a good dent, there is still loads to do here so we will definitely be back! Watch this space for dates.

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Aoife went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Sun, sea and cigarette butts!

Sat 4 Sep
Report written by Sinéad McCarthy

Ellie and Sinéad attended park run before beach cleaning! Ellie got a PB.

We littered picked between Speakers corner and the pyramids. Lots of cigarette butts and bottle tops. Plus graffiti

Maura found 50p good deeds pay! 😄

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Aoife signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Saturday beach clean

Sat 4 Sep 10:00 am
Speakers Corner by Rocksby’s Café, Southsea Esplande, Southsea, PO5 3PG
Pick up the rubbish from the beach

We will be joining Southsea Beachwatch once their cleans are back up and running and doing our own beach cleans in the meantime.

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Aoife signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Whale Island beach clean

Sun 29 Aug 10:45 am
Whale Island Way , Portsmouth , PO2 8EW

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Remove the washed up rubbish

There is always a lot of litter on the Whale Island beach.

Those who take part in the Run-Walk-Local Portsmouth could jog or cycle to the meeting place for this beach clean. Others may want to use this as a reason to stretch your legs to another part of the city.

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