Emily Bird

Semi "serious" runner, qualified run leader and working towards becoming a fully certified coach. Thrilled to be running with GoodGym :-)

Windsor and Maidenhead

8Good deeds

56runs

30cheers

Sun 13 Sep
12.0km
02:43:44
13:38/km
Emily Bird completed a walk • Afternoon Hike
Sat 12 Sep
2.1km
34:33
16:31/km
Emily Bird completed a training run • Morning Run
Sun 6 Sep
16.0km
01:56:33
07:17/km
Emily Bird completed a walk • Morning Hike
Sat 22 Aug
33.7km
06:15:01
11:08/km
Sun 16 Aug
41.4km
05:38:11
08:10/km
Sun 9 Aug
6.0km
32:06
05:19/km
Emily Bird completed a training run • Morning Run
Fri 7 Aug
0.9km
06:04
07:05/km
Emily Bird went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Not Too Hot to Handle

Fri 7 Aug
Report written by Allora Kingston

Three runners met to offer support for Maidenhead’s Baby Bank, on one of the hottest days on record. Ana and Em ran across Maidenhead together to meet Amy, a co-founder of the charity and fellow GoodGym member Allora.

The Baby Bank is a local charity that collect donations from the public and shares these with families in need. The organisation has relocated various times across the county but has been settled for the past two years in Maidenhead. They offer a variety of essentials for children, varying from new-born clothes, to toys for young children and clothes for teenagers.

Suited up with gloves and aprons, the three runners worked to sort through numerous bags of donations. Some bags had been pre-sorted by another Volunteer from the organisation, so the task for the runners was to check the ages of the clothes and place them into designated boxes. This meant that the clothes could be easily grabbed at a later date when needed, to be given to a local family. Despite some traffic delays, GoodGym were able to offer an hour of time to sift through the items, clearing a mammoth pile of donations.

After the hour, the runners left the event and made their way into the ever-increasing heat. Allora also fitted her GoodGym run in, running home from Maidenhead, despite the scorching temperatures.

If you have any children’s clothes, toys or related items, the organisation is happy to take in donations. Follow their Facebook page to find out what they need and how to donate. They are also very grateful for any items on their Amazon wish list. Donations will be prepared into gift baskets and shared with families in need. Moreover, any help the Baby Bank can receive to help organise is very beneficial. Our next opportunity to volunteer is Tuesday morning and you can sign up here.

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Emily Bird completed a walk • Afternoon Hike
Wed 5 Aug
8.7km
01:49:03
12:32/km
Emily Bird signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Helping the Baby Bank

Fri 7 Aug 09:30 am
4 Providence Place, Maidenhead, SL6 8AG
Help tackle the donations mountain

The Baby Bank takes in donations of good quality clothes, equipment and furniture to give to families in extreme need. They help with everyday essentials such as nappies and wipes as well as larger items such as cots. During the Covid-19 crisis, demand for the Baby Bank's help has increased and concurrently the need for social distancing has put pressure on their operation.

We can help them by sorting through their mountain of donated clothing, cleaning donated furniture, and preparing bundles ready for delivery.

If you want to get a flavour for what this task will involve, check out the run report from our first community mission with The Baby Bank back in June: Onesie upon a time...

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 optional.

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

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