Melanie Young

Loves being outdoors and being active, helping make the world a happier place to be one day at a time. Eats cake.

Bristol

Area Activator
Run Leader

740Good deeds

1,631runs

6,365cheers

Melanie Young went on a mission
Mission
Bristol

Cutting back bushes and brambles for Mr L take 2

Sun 28 Feb

GoodGym have been asked by Bristol City Council Estate Management Service to help Mr L.

His garden is severely overgrown and his neighbour has complained as bushes and brambles are damaging and hanging over their shared fence. This is causing tension and also means that Mr L has breached his tenancy agreement. GoodGym runners started this last weekend but he needs help to get it finished before the nesting season begins, when bushes will no longer be able to be cut down.

The referrer has borrowed tools for the task from another council department and the garden can be accessed round the side of the house. The garden waste can be left on site for the council to collect.

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Sun 28 Feb
Fri 26 Feb
4.8km
55:22
11:34/km
Melanie Young went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Winning the pallet ballot

Thu 25 Feb
Report written by Melanie Young

It’s a workout and a half at FareShare’s Foodstock campaign - 20 pallets of single (ish) items to be turned into 20 equal pallets of mixed items, in a safe and stable Tetris game with squatting and weight-lifting.

We aced it, winning all three prizes for the best stacked pallets and have ideas for the next GoodGym olympics...

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Melanie Young completed a walk • Harbour stroll
Wed 24 Feb
5.0km
50:52
10:12/km
Melanie Young signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Friday Farm Frolics 12 Mar

Fri 12 Mar 08:00 am
Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster , Bristol , BS3 4EA
Helping a local community farm

Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a end of the week morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm.

Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!

The farm is planning to lay a new gravel path along their animal paddocks so we will scrape off the old surface material and prepare the paths for their make-over. Expect a decent workout for our arms and upper body ;)

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Melanie Young went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Spread joy, not sh*t....but today we can spread both

Wed 24 Feb
Report written by Shreena Parmar

Welcome to Lucy who attended a GoodGym session for the first time - thank you for coming and we hope to see more of you!

Four GoodGymmers carried on digging up the path to prepare it for gravel to be laid and two of us were spreading manure on the paddock. It was nice to be outside and chatting to fellow volunteers whilst doing good in the commuity. Well done everyone.

Another Wednesday morning was well spent at the farm and no one left without a smile. The goats may have had something to do with that. Goat to love them, they are adorable.

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Melanie Young went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Packing food parcels

Fri 19 Feb

FareShare South West is running an emergency Foodstock campaign to help meet the unfortunate demand for food assistance this winter. We’ll be helping them pack food parcels at their warehouse (next door to the Wickes).

IMPORTANT POINTS If you're feeling unwell or have any possible covid symptoms please don't come and put anyone at risk, also if you're asked to isolate or have any other reason you can't make your shift please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a replacement.

Please put your mask on before entering the warehouse and keep it on at all times. FareShare can provide masks, high vis, steel toe cap overshoes and protective gloves but if you have your own you're welcome to bring them.

Please practise social distancing 2m as much as possible in the warehouse (although there may be times when this isn't always possible).

Please bring plenty of warm clothes (it will get cold in the warehouse), a water bottle, a mug if you have one and your own snacks or food if you would like it (tea and coffee will be provided).

Some manual handling and lifting will be required.

Before the task, you will be asked to provide some basic info to FareShare for track and trace. Your email and telephone number will be stored in Fareshare records to log who is in the warehouse for track and trace if need be, there will also be an NHS Track & Trace QR code at the entrance which you are welcome to scan.

There is access to toilet and handwashing facilities in the building and sanitising stations around the building – please use them regularly.

Additional info will be emailed before the task.

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Melanie Young went on a community mission
Community mission
Bristol

Goat-o shoot

Fri 19 Feb
Report written by Melanie Young

The Feel Good Factor was HUGE at Windmill Hill City Farm this morning - a full set of GoodGymmers including Aldi's first ever GoodGym task, returner Anna and back-from Kingston Grace and a whole host of Bristol regulars.

We scraped the path, levelled out the scrapings and we’re then asked if we’d like to join a goat photo shoot, or goat-o shoot for short. Would we ever?!

Shree took charge* of Pip the Pygmy Goat and we were soon** striking a pose for the animal of the week preparation.

With enormous grins on our faces and endorphins from the physical work, we’d made new friends and had the perfect start to the day, all before 9am!

Pip took charge of Shree *Quite a long time later

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