Waltham Forest

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Lauren went on a mission
Waltham Forest

Layzee Boy Meets Its Match!

Mon 18 Jan
Report written by Amy

The easy going recliner was a big heavy lump but with some lateral thinking we got it out in MAXIMUM recline mode - the chair not us! Now repositioned in the lounge this layzee boy won’t be moving again any time soon!

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Lauren signed up to a mission • Furniture moving for Mr R
Mon 18 Jan
Lauren went on a community mission
Community mission

Cross-country litter picking Olympics!

Sun 17 Jan
Report written by Julia

IMPRESSIVE effort from all across the country with some very impressive finds! Well done to everyone who got out there for their daily exercise and helped their local area by making it a nicer place for a walk!

I'm not gonna lie, I've failed to decided on the winners as I think you all deserve a medal for doing good on your walk, so many people just walk past the rubbish but you actually picked it up on your Sunday Walk! high five to all

However, there were some fantastic (and sometimes gross) finds that are worth a mention me thinks:

  • Not only Lucy R found ski-goggles, she also got a shout out on BBC6 radio for litter picking in Exeter! A celebrity!:)

  • James and Linda had a few 'interesting' finds but a huge Kalashnikov toy-gun and a plait(!) are worthy of a mention!

  • Dharmesh was unfortunate enough to find a pee sample.... Sorry buddy!

  • Peter once again found some condom wrappers, I'm really starting to wonder where he does his litter-picking! he he :)

  • Ceiling was very creative on her litter picking adventure by using her bike as a wheely bin of sorts, meaning she can use the biggest bag there is to pick a lot of litter quickly! Genius!

  • Sarah and John found many interesting items, but I think finding a Well Done Sticker was very apt for what they did!

  • Jess made her local park a much nicer place and in the process found a toy walkie talkie!

  • Jo managed to a variety of sports balls that included a golf ball and a tennis ball and possibly a piece of a broken surfboard!

  • Jo managed to find a shoe but only one, wonder where the other shoe dropped.... I know I know lol

  • Sara managed to find a cat carrier, thankfully with no cats inside!!!

  • Jeanette definitely deserves a medal for most bags collectd - 6 bags of rubbish!!!

  • Remy managed to multi-task by litter picking and dog walking with tow bags in one hand! That's what I call a dedication!

  • Lauren gets a in-action litter picker badge by picking up CO2 cannisters as they were thrown by some unpleasant litter tossers at a roundabout - well done! She also found a pram!!!

I hope I mentioned everyone who provided the details, it's been so lovely to read about your litter picking - you've just been super heroes for doing this on your Sunday walk! Keep it going:)

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Lauren signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Big Garden Birdwatch (29th - 31st Jan) - 1hr in nature or in your garden (DYI)

Fri 29 Jan 10:00 am
Global Cafe carpark, Fox Burrow Road, Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell, IG7 4QL
Helping RSPB with their annual survey of British Garden Birds

Enjoy an hour with nature and discover the wildlife on your doorstep counting how many garden birds you see. Last year a group of us took part in this at Valentines Park but the Tier 4 rules in in Redbridge at the moment dictate that we should be in pairs or on our own this year. You can do this in your own garden as well, if you have one:)

Everyone is welcome to sign up and do it solo or pair up with someone close to you.


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Lauren signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Super Sunday - Litter Picking Olympics (solo)!

Sun 17 Jan 08:00 am
Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HN
Get our for a walk and do good in your local area as part of your daily exercise

For those who are already going outside for their daily walk/run and can do litter picking safely in the area without too many people.

Litter picking is naturally socially distanced and can be done on your own. We all need a bit of motivation so please stay local, be safe and keep moving!

Olympics - prizes and accolades will be awarded for

  • 1. The weirdest rubbish item found
  • 2. The most interesting litter picking location
  • 3. The best (funniest) selfie
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Lauren went on a mission
Waltham Forest

Lightening the load for Mr P

Sun 6 Dec
Report written by Jenny McCurry

Mr P needed a bit of help with tidying up his flat and moving some boxes to make it easier for him to get around. We tidied some tools in his cupboard and moved a chair so he could access his laptop. We also helped him to sort through a box of bric a brac and get rid of some things he didn't need anymore, including a few old lamps. At the end of the task Mr P was able to access his belongings more easily and was very pleased with the progress!

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Lauren has has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Sat 5 Dec 2020

Lauren completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Lauren was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Lauren has been to three different GoodGym areas. Sat 5 Dec 2020

A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Lauren has been doing. Lauren has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!

Lauren has completed their first run in a new area. Sat 5 Dec 2020

Curious? Lauren has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Lauren is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy

Lauren went on a community mission
Community mission

Packing Piles of Presents

Sat 5 Dec
Report written by Peter Van Tongeren

One of the charities close to Dans heart is the Magpie Project, so with Christmas approaching the idea was to collect lots of little presents and bits to give to the kids, on behalf of 'Santa'.

The word went out in the local communities, lots of people responded, to the point of almost overwhelming the organisers, but working together the team of rugby players & local mums & goodgymmers got an incredible amount sorted and wrapped and packed - bags full of toys are ready to be send out!

Several boxes of books will be finding their way to a hospital, while clothing will be sorted and bagged up for an upcoming project in January.

Thanks very much for all the help, both receiving and sorting as wrapping & labeling!

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