Gemma

Leeds Area Activator | Love to run and walk fast!

Leeds

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Gemma went on a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Litter'ally brilliant at collecting rubbish

Sun 21 Feb
Report written by Gemma

Three GoodGym runners from three different GoodGym areas made the most of the (slightly) warmer weather and collected litter in their local areas.

Well done to all three ( Nicky, Marianne and Gemma) for collecting litter this weekend.

Hopefully this shows how easy it is to litter pick in your area - and inspires you to get out and collect some rubbish around where you live.

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Gemma went on a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Fry & stop us from prepping these packets!

Sat 20 Feb
Report written by Gemma

Two GoodGym- ers have been making the most of the extra time at home by prepping bags of crisp packets for the Homeless Street Angels.

Gemma and Tom have cut, washed and ironed their way through numerous packets of crisps, getting them ready to be converted into blankets/ bags for people experiencing homelessness in Leeds.

We still have a lot of packets to get through - so will be continuing our mission this week. If you would like to get involved and help us out - get in touch with Gemma (gemmabridge@goodgym.org)

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Gemma signed up to a party
Party
Leeds

Let's get quizzical!

Fri 26 Feb 19:00 pm
From Home, Your Pad, HOME X
A workout for the brain cells (and a good opportunity to chat!)

As we are still only able to do small community missions and can't all be together as much as we'd like, we need to make the most of opportunities to be together virtually!

Join us for a relaxed quiz and catch up. Friends/ family/ partners are welcome to join!

Gemma can host, but if you'd like to contribute a question round that would be great! Send your ideas/ questions to gemmabridge@goodgym.org

Gemma will send everyone a link to join the quiz beforehand.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

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Gemma signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Litter picking in your local area

Sun 21 Feb 10:30 am
From your home, Any city, Any postcode
Be active, social and community spirited through lockdown

Get out and about and make the most of your active time by litter picking in your local area. If you can, go out with a friend/ family member/ or other GoodGym runner.

Where possible, maintain social distancing and be sure to wear gloves and use a litter picker to keep safe when collecting litter.

If you are happy to share your great work, share your photos with Gemma to include in the report (gemmabridge@goodgym.org).

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Gemma signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Giving crisp packets a new lease of life

Sat 20 Feb 10:30 am
Your home, Your city, Your postcode
Creating sleeping bags, pillows and bags for people experiencing homelessness in Leeds

We've been asked to support a community project that is recycling crisp packets to create blankets, bags and pillows for people who are experiencing homelessness. The items will be distributed by a team of outreach workers. The items will help keep those sleeping on the streets warm and dry this winter.

Our task is to get the crisp packets prepped.

Here is what we need to do: 1. Cut the packets (cut all the way along one long side and both short sides to open the packet out fully) 2. Wash the packets (place the cut packets into a pillow case, secured by an elastic band or hair bubble, and wash in a quick cycle at 30 Celcius) 3. Dry the packets (place on a clothes dryer or wipe dry with a tea towel) 4. Iron into rows of 4 (Iron the packets together into rows of 4. Iron along the long side. NB. Use a sheet of baking paper to protect the packets and your iron. Use a low heat).

Here is a helpful video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZT3hHsppvI

Once we've prepped all our packets, Gemma will get them delivered to the community project team who will then check and finish the items off, before sending to the Homeless Street Angels (homelessstreetangels.co.uk/) who will get the items delivered to those who need them.

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Gemma has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Sun 14 Feb 2021

Gemma has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Gemma went on a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Crisp packet blankets - the project continues

Sat 13 Feb
Report written by Gemma

Did you know that empty crisp packets can be recycled to create life-saving blankets for people experiencing homelessness? I didn't, well not until recently. But now I know that it is possible to give crisp packets a new lease of life - and help people at the same time, I have been spending every spare minute that I have cutting, washing and ironing crisp packets so that I can help at least a few people in Leeds to keep warm and dry this winter.

This week's mission was to prepare another bin bagful of crisp packets - which I did! The packets are now ready to iron together. My goal is to get at least 600 packets prepped by the end of the month. In doing so, I will have enough packets to make at least 4 sleeping bags/ blankets which I will then give to the Homeless Street Angels to distribute.

If you would like to get involved - get in touch with Gemma (gemma.bridge@goodgym.org) who can give you a supply of packets to get started with - or you could start collecting your own crisp packets! Here is a great, easy to follow video that can guide you through the process of making a blanket: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZT3hHsppvI

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Gemma signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Giving crisp packets a new lease of life

Sat 13 Feb 10:30 am
Your home, Your city, Your postcode
Creating sleeping bags, pillows and bags for people experiencing homelessness in Leeds

We've been asked to support a community project that is recycling crisp packets to create blankets, bags and pillows for people who are experiencing homelessness. The items will be distributed by a team of outreach workers. The items will help keep those sleeping on the streets warm and dry this winter.

Our task is to get the crisp packets prepped.

This involves 6 stages: 1. Collect a bin bag of crisp packets from Gemma (ideally from West Park - but message Gemma 074554 36763 and we can sort a time/ location) (NB. you can also use your own crisp packets) 2. Cut the packets (cut all the way along one long side and both short sides to open the packet out fully) 3. Wash the packets (place the cut packets into a pillow case, secured by an elastic band or hair bubble, and wash in a quick cycle at 30 celcius) 4. Dry the packets (place on a clothes dryer or wipe dry with a tea towl) 5. Iron into rows of 4 (Iron the packets together into rows of 4. Iron along the long side. NB. Use a sheet of baking paper to protect the packets and your iron. Use a low heat). 6. Deliver the prepared crisp packets to Gemma (location/time to be decided)

Once we've prepped all our packets, Gemma will get them delivered to the community project team who will finish off the production process and get the items delivered to those who need them.

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Gemma went on a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Saving lives one crisp packet at a time

Sat 6 Feb
Report written by Gemma

Two GoodGym runners helped to give crisp packets a new lease of life this weekend by getting them ready to be turned into blankets for people experiencing homelessness in Leeds. This is an ongoing project, and so we still have a lot of crisp packets to prepare, but we are happy that we are starting to make a small difference by helping to keep people warm and dry this winter!

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Gemma signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Leeds

Giving crisp packets a new lease of life

Sat 6 Feb 10:30 am
Your home, Your city, Your postcode
Creating sleeping bags, pillows and bags for people experiencing homelessness in Leeds

We've been asked to support a community project that is recycling crisp packets to create blankets, bags and pillows for people who are experiencing homelessness. The items will be distributed by a team of outreach workers. The items will help keep those sleeping on the streets warm and dry this winter.

Our task is to get the crisp packets prepped.

This involves 6 stages: 1. Collect a bin bag of crisp packets from Gemma (ideally from West Park - but message Gemma 074554 36763 and we can sort a time/ location) (NB. you can also use your own crisp packets) 2. Cut the packets (cut all the way along one long side and both short sides to open the packet out fully) 3. Wash the packets (place the cut packets into a pillow case, secured by an elastic band or hair bubble, and wash in a quick cycle at 30 celcius) 4. Dry the packets (place on a clothes dryer or wipe dry with a tea towl) 5. Iron into rows of 4 (Iron the packets together into rows of 4. Iron along the long side. NB. Use a sheet of baking paper to protect the packets and your iron. Use a low heat). 6. Deliver the prepared crisp packets to Gemma (location/time to be decided)

Once we've prepped all our packets, Gemma will get them delivered to the community project team who will finish off the production process and get the items delivered to those who need them.

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