Liv has helped keep other people motivated, Liv has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Liv.
With Storm Ellen in full force, 10 resilient GoodGymers tackled the litter at Canoe Lake.
Maura, Lynn, Lucy, India and newbie Naciera tackled the play field and the Rose Garden.
Katie, Maxine, Liv, Sam and I litter-picked the grass areas and bushes surrounding the lake, including collecting rubbish from around the sleeping cygnets.
It became a battle with the wind to keep the litter in our bags and not spread it further over the park!
We found socks (of course!), plenty of beer bottles, metal bottle caps and endless cigarette ends.
Liv found a bag of cycling accessories in the shrubbery and Liv & Sam found a pouch containing personal banking and ID cards, which they intended to try to reunite with the owner.
After an hour of picking and a full black sack of rubbish, half the group went to the beach, joined by Tony, and India, Sam & Liv courageously battled the waves to have a hectic dip in the sea!
A bit of variety to this beach clean - focusing on the Canoe Lake and then the beach opposite it.
The Canoe Lake is well-used for picnics, ball games and in its play areas. We can get it ready for the weekend before we clean a stretch of the beach.
And of course, there'll be time for a dip and a breakfast afterwards.
Please bring your own gloves and 2 buckets or bags (for litter & recycling). We will have litter-pickers for those who don't have their own.
Meet at the exercise equipment on Canoe Lake green.
Liv completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Liv was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Tonight was part one of the Make make-over.
The gang split into three teams; team one was Catherine and Maxine who spent the evening giving the white toilet a new coat of paint to freshen it up. Team two was Katie, Lucy and Tracey who had the job of stripping the wallpaper from another toilet. Ever resource these girls - they used a fish slice (that’s what I call it anyway!) as a wallpaper scraper. It did the job perfectly. Team three; Liv and me (Sam) had the job of painting the floor. Liv was a dab hand with a roller and I got to fill in the smaller gaps with a paintbrush.
Big thanks to Maxine for capturing the before, during and after photos.
Lovely Sarah at Make provided us with drinks and snacks, and was thrilled with how much we achieved in 2 hours.
We’re back next week to finish the task off. Keep your eyes peeled for the make-over at Make part 2!
MAKE at Aldingbourne Enterprise is an amazing space in Fratton. It's a charity run Aladdins cave vintage emporium, a vintage cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. Craft Workshops and art space to rent. Their customer toilets need a makeover in this two-part community mission. This week we'll be scraping and preparing the toilets to be painted the following week.
Liv 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.