Irica completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Irica was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Irica is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Tonight we said ‘hello’ to Irica, Emilie & Jason joining us for the first time and also “hello’ to Wavertree House as it was the first time we’ve paid them a visit. We love having new people to welcome and we love discovering new ways we can make our city a little bit better!
This RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind people) residential care home caters for mainly elderly people with varying degrees of visual impairment. And they have a very large garden!
Staff members Christine, Emma & Julie have spotted the potential of this large but somewhat overgrown space and have spent loads of their free time trying to tame the jungle. Having already cut back lots of overgrown shrubs and trees our main task tonight was to bag up this waste so it can be transported to the green waste section of the dump.
Other tasks included picking up litter chucked over the wall from the street and tackling the ivy which was completely covering the back wall and strangling several trees.
We got loads done, reduced the pile of waste, revealed a lovely flint wall and released some trees from the grip of ivy, but loads more to do so hopefully we will back soon.
And thanks to Davidfor tonight’s great pun!
Wavertree House is a RNIB home for mostly elderly residents with various levels of visual impairment.
And they have a BIG garden which 3 members of staff are struggling to keep on top of.
Jobs will include pulling ivy off a wall and various trees, digging over beds, cutting back shrubs, weeding and sweeping patios and paths, bagging up previously cut back shrubs and they have a shredder!!!!