Diya Singh

Windsor and Maidenhead

52Good deeds

76runs

199cheers

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Windsor and Maidenhead

Planting oak trees at New Thrift Wood

Sat 11 Dec 10:30 am
Ockwells Park, Maidenhead, SL6 3YX
Help grow the mighty oaks of the future

Remember back in Summer 2020, when GoodGym helped harvest loads of acorns from the beautiful old oaks in Ockwells Park? Well, Alistair, who works with the RBWM countryside team, took those acorns home and gave them lots of love and now he has 150 plucky little oak saplings ready to return to Ockwells.

The plan for this session is to meet in the Ockwells car park at 10.30am. If it is your first GoodGym session, look out for friendly faces and red GoodGym t-shirts. We will then walk together approximately 1km to the New Thrift Wood site. Conditions may be wet, boggy and uneven underfoot, so you might want to wear boots rather than trainers.

We will meet Alistair at the planting site and he will set us up with the tools and skills we'll need to launch the oak saplings in their new home. Alistair has become rather fond of his green babies, so we won't just be chucking them in the ground. They will get the full star treatment with mulch and guards to protect them from animals and weeds.

The long-term aim is for New Thrift Wood to fill a gap between Ockwells' existing Thrift Wood and the similarly ancient and bio-diverse woodland owned by the neighbouring turf farmers. This swathe of woodland will create a great haven for flora and fauna, as well as helping fight the battle against climate change. We are unlikely to see the site mature within our lifetimes, but we hope it will be appreciated by future generations... and in the meantime we'll certainly enjoy a social morning of planting and soaking up nature!

We expect to be back in the car park by 1pm, but if you know your way around the park and need to leave sooner then you may do so.

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Diya Singh signed up to a community mission
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Windsor and Maidenhead

Planting oak trees at New Thrift Wood

Sun 5 Dec 10:30 am
Ockwells Park, Maidenhead, SL6 3YX
Help grow the mighty oaks of the future

Remember back in Summer 2020, when GoodGym helped harvest loads of acorns from the beautiful old oaks in Ockwells Park? Well, Alistair, who works with the RBWM countryside team, took those acorns home and gave them lots of love and now he has 150 plucky little oak saplings ready to return to Ockwells.

The plan for this session is to meet in the Ockwells car park at 10.30am. If it is your first GoodGym session, look out for friendly faces and red GoodGym t-shirts. We will then walk together approximately 1km to the New Thrift Wood site. Conditions may be wet, boggy and uneven underfoot, so you might want to wear boots rather than trainers.

We will meet Alistair at the planting site and he will set us up with the tools and skills we'll need to launch the oak saplings in their new home. Alistair has become rather fond of his green babies, so we won't just be chucking them in the ground. They will get the full star treatment with mulch and guards to protect them from animals and weeds.

The long-term aim is for New Thrift Wood to fill a gap between Ockwells' existing Thrift Wood and the similarly ancient and bio-diverse woodland owned by the neighbouring turf farmers. This swathe of woodland will create a great haven for flora and fauna, as well as helping fight the battle against climate change. We are unlikely to see the site mature within our lifetimes, but we hope it will be appreciated by future generations... and in the meantime we'll certainly enjoy a social morning of planting and soaking up nature!

We expect to be back in the car park by 1pm, but if you know your way around the park and need to leave sooner then you may do so.

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Diya Singh completed a ride • First ride of autumn
Wed 22 Sep
25.6km
01:37:17
03:47/km
Tue 21 Sep
5.0km
58:33
11:41/km
Diya Singh went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

A school, a museum and a garden of fantasy

Tue 21 Sep
Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner

Runners met at Bishopsgate in the Windsor Great Park with Kanika, Diya and Sara set off for a 2km walk towards the task. Matt, Nicola, Amanda and Juli enjoyed a 5km group fitness activity heading past the copper horse statue, through the park passing deer showing off their voices and impressive antlers while watching the setting sun create a brilliant photo opportunity every step of the way. After Kelley finding the start point she set off in hot pursuit and arrived with time to spare.

Meeting at the task together we saw the resident coffee station being set up with home roasted grounds and we set about a selection of task both inside and out. Weeding, moving big heavy picnic tables and museum cabinets from upstairs to downstairs in the original house built circa 1845.

Glass cabinets successfully moved, substantial wooden tables maneuvered down the stairs, picnic tables fed through gates and weeding by the barrowful. We then stopped for a well earned coffee in the dark and made the most of a torch lit gathering before wondering through the darkness home.

Those little tasks completed by multiple hands was very appreciated by the staff at the school and who knows, there may be a chance to return soon.

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Diya Singh completed a walk • Some's better than none
Sun 19 Sep
3.1km
41:56
13:32/km
Diya Singh signed up to a community mission
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Windsor and Maidenhead

Gardening at the Royal School

Tue 21 Sep 19:00 pm
The Royal School, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, SL4 2HP
Help maintain the outdoor space at this little school in the Great Park

This evening's session is happening inside the beautiful Great Park, which will be a real treat! A return to the school after the summer holidays with a number of tasks lined up.

Please note that unregistered cars are not allowed to drive through the park to the school, so you will need to arrive on foot or by bike. The nearest parking is 2km away at Bishopsgate, TW20 0XY.

You are welcome to use the GoodGym WhatsApp group to find a walking or running buddy for your journey to the school. If you're not in the WhatsApp group already and you want to join, just message Amy on 07939487106 with your number and she will invite you.

Our task for the evening is to help out with some gardening and outdoor maintenance at this little first school.

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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Fri 17 Sep
5.2km
01:14:58
14:27/km
Diya Singh has done a 6 month mission streak. Fri 10 Sep 2021

Diya just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Diya a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Diya Singh went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Flying the flags for Maidenhead Town Show

Fri 10 Sep
Report written by Nicola

There’s no bunting like show bunting, and a colourful display is ready for its audience in Maidenhead this weekend.

Diya, Kanika, Sheila, Amanda and Nicola met in the Nicholsons Centre on Friday night to fly the flag - literally - for GoodGym ahead of the Town Show.

The event, organised by Craft Coop, is a celebration of creativity and community and a chance to promote small businesses as well as groups like GoodGym.

Armed with stepladders, scissors and sticky tape, we quickly got stuck in to our task of displaying the metres of bunting made by local people, including several schools.

It also includes the creative efforts of GG volunteers, which showcase the range of activities we carry out through our community missions.

After an hour or so of brightening up the town, we headed home from a fun evening hanging out.

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