An evening of Brambles and Nettles
Last night Woking GG members met at the Millbrook RSPCA center to help clear the brambles and nettles which go along the horse paddock.
It's been almost 9 months since we have been to the RSPCA and it's one of nicest spots for a mission. We were working along side a pregnant horse who was due to give birth any day. With 6 of us working hard, we managed to clear the whole side of the field!
A big welcome back Susan who joined us for her second mission but first one of this year!
James was on top form and being the only male, he may have got picked on slightly. I promise I won't write anything bad! Although the best comment of the night was James to be the new Milky Bar Kid!! I can see the similarities :
A big well done to every one again!
Next week we will be at:
Brockhill Care Home - The task will be starting at 7pm. I know some at meeting at 6:45pm at the WWF carpark to run to the mission! Please remember your Masks for this mission!
Meeting at the carpark at the RSPCA in Millbrook. Our task is to remove the brambles from around the horse paddocks.
Please remember your own gloves. Tools will be provided.
Claud, Holly, James and Anne met at the RSPCA in Chobham with the task of clearing the brambles from the ponies’ field. We had achieved a similar task a year ago, but with many more team members to help then.
Covid 19 aware, head torches on, shears and secateurs at the ready, we battled the brambles as fiercely as we could for more than one hour. We managed to fill one of the enormous bags to the brim! James and Claud’s technique was ever so efficient!
If you could not join in the fun, do not despair, as we will need to return in order to resume the fight and conquer the brambles invasion of the whole field.
Holly will have some exciting news, regarding future missions, to give you all shortly… stay tuned in!
Happy running to everyone.
Well done to every one and what a yummy lot of crops which were harvested from our plot at the allotment.
A big welcome to Frances who joined us tonight for her first experience of WOKING GG.
The plot was turned over and a fresh pick of the crops, from cougettes to butternut squash to rhubarb!
Next week on the 10th - there will be hill training. Come and Join us!
Meet at the Derry fields allotment
Please bring your own gloves.
We will be getting dirty and digging up the allotment.
Adam, Anne, Claud and Katie met at the WWF car park and ran along the canal to Brockhill Care Home to join Josh and Sharon. It was lovely to see Katie and Josh after a long break.
The ladies at Brockhill Care Home were surprised to see us earlier than usual. It must have been thanks to Claud’s running pace. Everything was ready for us, from water for the runners to brushes and pots of varnish.
We tackled the varnishing of some of the garden furniture while being cheered by a couple of residents. We talked about Claud’s running prowess when achieving the challenge of walking, running or riding 150k in 15 days. With two friends, she managed to raise more than £3000 for the RSPCA England. One of Adam’s skills is to run each week 20k to Frimley and back to take part in a martial art session… while Katie and Anne ran 8k encouraging each other to keep going… good practice for Katie’s half marathon next March.
We hope to be able to return soon the Brockhill Care Home first because we always feel so welcome but also as they have several sets of chairs and tables requiring some attention.
From now on, we should remember to bring our torches, as the evenings get dark rather early! We ran back to Woking along the road via Horsell to ensure safety.
Next Wednesday we should return to the allotment to get ready to plant some vegetables for the winter months.
Happy running to everyone!
Meet at Brockhill
6 People Max due to the new gov guidelines.
We will be outside and varnishing the garden furniture
Back to the RSPCA Last night for some weeding and cutting back the brambles.
Last night GG Members, Wayne, Adam, Anne, Sharon, Claud and myself headed to the RSPCA to help clear out the Dog agility compound. Around the edge of the compound gets over grown with brambles. After GG members had set to work, it no longer looks like a prickly mess and now is clear all the way round. A big thanks to Anne and Adam who unloaded over 10 bags of weeds and brambles - now thats a workout! Also Bodhi would like to say a thank you to everyone who threw him the ball... he went home a very happy dog!
NEXT WEEK IS THE BIG ONE
Next week we will back in the allotment to harvest the veg and to prepare the ground for the colder months to come. It is also a very special week. Wayne is hitting is 50 and Anne is hitting the 100 milestone! - Obviously not in age and instead by deeds and missions! If you are free and would to come celebrate with some bubbles and cake then please come along.