Jassy Drakulic

Kingston upon Thames

TaskForce

23Good deeds

23runs

95cheers

TaskForce achievements

6

Community Missions
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0

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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9

Run reports
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4

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3 is the magic number - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tue 18 May
Report written by Jane Yelloly

Happy 3rd Birthday to GoodGym Kingston.

Wonderful to have a wee celebration tonight straight after the task for Mencap with you lovely people. A charming picnic party it was despite the rain with bubbles and birthday cake and everyone bringing something to make a fantastic spread. Extra thank you to Martel for the very impressive 'rose gold' balloon and to Michelle from Mencap for saving us from the rain with indoor facilities.

Also thank you to all the wonderful volunteer runners, task owners & supporters of GoodGym Kingston over the last 3 years, and here's to hopefully another successful bumper year to come.

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Butter Knives Out: Weeding the Searchlight patio

Tue 18 May
Report written by Jassy Drakulic

It had been a while since weed been at Searchlight, and the patio was losing its battle against the weeds. Petra, Claire, Di, Jassy & Martel made a crack team to get the plants up and into the compost. The weather was working against us but we weathered the storm and rain made it easier to get the weeds up. Claire made the moss of the mission, ensuring every bit of green was taken up. Di didn't curb her enthusiasm for making the edges neat and tidy. Petra got swept away working the broom and before long the patio was looking smart and ready for action. Jane appeared with home-made brownies to start the party in celebration of Kingston GG's 3rd birthday, shortly followed by Rob, Mark and Freya. Thanks to Searchlight for hosting our celebrations!

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All do the Balsam Bash!!

Tue 22 Jun 18:30 pm
Green Lane Bridge over Hogsmill River (just off Elmbridge Avenue roundabout) , (just off Elmbridge Avenue roundabout) , Surbiton, KT5 9HG
Help clear the area of this pesty plant and nurture nature.

The meet is at Elmbridge Meadows area with the super Elliot of Citizen Zoo in association with Kingston council and the task will be pulling Himalayan balsam in preparation for a water vole planning day and a deep litter pick across the nature reserve.

This is a follow up for the task in the same area carried out in April - Big Bash Round 2 if you will

Elliot's number should you need on route for this one is 07906402431

Meet point specific is for Greenlane Bridge that crosses the Hogsmill - You should see Elliot from the roundabout

This map is the nearest we could get https://www.google.com/maps/place/Green+Ln/@51.396905,-0.275498,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4876090a7def8f93:0x9d9496bad519f659!8m2!3d51.3839154!4d-0.2409898

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TLC for the tree nursery

Tue 11 May
Report written by Jassy Drakulic

Petra and Dave arrived got stuck in with weeding and tidying to give some TLC to a plot of tree saplings which will be given away to schools and scout groups, adding to the 100 already handed out by the KEF. Jane and Jassy arrived later following a very re-award-ing run with Martel and lended a hand sawing and lashing poles together to make supports for fruit tree netting. Brian gave us some rhubarb and oregano and mint plants, and Jassy took a look at the mushrooms which brought the mission to a close. As always, we look forward to going back next time!

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Celebrate good volunteers com’on

Tue 11 May
Report written by Kingston upon Thames runner

With a list of 11 volunteers to visit for a doorstep photo we set off on a run around north kingston and met some lovely volunteers on our journey. After just less than 5k jassy and Jane shot off to the evenings second mission at edible forest whilst I continued with the visits. All the volunteers were really happy to see us and had lovely stories about the calls they have been making and the help they have been giving to residents. Final call was made in time to make it to see the goodgym team helping at st Luke’s school and grab a final few pics with GG volunteers who helped out as an RBK volunteer throughout the pandemic 😷

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GoodGym Kingston 3rd Birthday Party

Tue 18 May 19:30 pm
Guildhall, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, KT1 1EU
Lots of yummy food, drink and chat

GOODGYM KINGSTON TURNS 3 YEARS OLD ON TUESDAY 18TH MAY.

We will be celebrating directly after the task at Mencap's Searchlight Centre with a picnic in their garden from 7.30 pm...

We hope you can join the celebrations (even if you are not doing the task). Don't forget to bring some food and drink to share if you can! Decide what to bring here, so we don't all bring the same:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jjJF7jlN_-jHNLu3jj7SwywrLV3qRzYSSP-Yr1XakBE/edit?usp=sharing

Address: Searchlight Centre, New Malden KT3 3RX

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Sharing thanks for Covid volunteers

Tue 11 May 16:30 pm
St. Luke's C.E. Primary School , Acre Road , Kingston upon Thames , KT2 6EN
celebrate & recognise volunteers help during the pandemic

Just before we meet up for the 2 community missions, join me for a run around the area visiting RBK volunteers on their doorstep with the framed certificate plus a copy for them to keep. Share an opportunity to take photos with the award and a hearty round of applause before running to the next volunteer. The volunteers also include many Kingston Goodgym runners so you could be on our list for a doorstep visit and then join us on our run which will end at the rose garden mission by 6:30pm. Fancy joining us on the run anytime between 4:30-6:30 drop in and out where it suits you my mobile will be on 07787336116 whatsapp the group for the route on the day.

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Great to be inVOLEd again!

Tue 27 Apr
Report written by Rob Haworth

And so balsam bashing season begins, this time with a fantastic ulterior motive that was to clear the river banks of the Hogsmill of not just the hardly sprouted balsam but of everything in preparation for the release of 600 water vole next year. But first things first - dinner time. This weekend citizen zoo will begin the planting of various plants favoured by water vole as food, so clearing the overgrown banks of nettles and balsam was the first course.

We met Elliot from Kingston Council, just off the cycle super highway who gave us the low down of the mission and some instructing on how to use the slasher tool. Due to a dry April so far the balsam we were looking for had yet to really sprout and any that had was still in it's infancy, but with his keen eyes he spotted a little balsam shrub from the path and was able to show us what to look for.

Splitting into three teams we got to work on two different areas of the riverbank, plus a litter pick around the area. Freya couldn't wait to get stuck into Elliot's welly boots, Jassy slashed and hacked at the nettles with much gusto and Jane took her stress of dog sitting out on the nettles and weeds. Kate went digging for a plastic basket, Di got to work on the other bank with her slasher, Rob nearly went for a swim whilst tackling the balsam right down by the edge of the river and Rachel flew off with Eleanor to find something to sit on.

An hour and a half later having made solid inroads into our sections of the banks we downed tools and left Elliot to cart them all back to fishponds, whilst in the middle of his own conference call.

It was great to see a number of you back today - Jassy, Freay, Eleanor and Di - but a massive well done and congratulations to the one and only Rachel who completed her 100th good deed! Amazing work and thanks so much for all your efforts, especially over the past year.

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Vaccination Stations!

Sat 24 Apr
Report written by Jassy Drakulic

Traffic marshalling/wayfinding at the New Malden vaccination centre at the United Reform Church. It was great to be surrounded by cheerful NHS staff and Kingston volunteers and rewarding to see so many grateful people getting needled.

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Help with the garden at Searchlight

Tue 18 May 18:30 pm
Searchlight Centre , Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3RX
Allow members of Mencap to use the garden in small groups

Michelle at Searchlight/ Mencap has reached out for some Good help with the garden area.

She needs some assistance tidying and cutting grass at the Searchlight centre so the members of Mencap can meet in small groups outside where it is safe and stop many being isolated at home. The task will be weeding, cutting grass and general tidying of the area.

It maybe a bit more overgrown than we have seen in the past so a great before and after photo op maybe?

Don't forget the gloves

Michelle's number should you need on route is 07745814050

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