The weather just doesn’t seem to be easing off does it? However that still didn’t dampen our spirits in delivering leaflets for The Cippenham Royal British Legion Club.
They reopen on the 20th and wanted to let the village know that they are back!
Task Owner Bridget had already delivered half the leaflets in one end of Cippenham over the weekend, so we had the task to cover another area.
With 5 of us in tow, we split into 2 teams.
Each team took a few roads each to paint them red! Or just deliver leaflets... the painting a town red isn’t permitted yet!
Who knew Cippenham had so many flats?
Access to them was a little tricky so we opted for the 3 up 2 downs instead. Even they weren’t as easy to find! Cippenham really is a maze.
Sara and I took on a never ending cul de sac, whilst Pam, Gauri and Naomi found their own labyrinth.
An hour in and we were done ... well almost, maybe a few leaflets saved for next time.
Another lovely albeit a little damp walk from The Myrke into Eton, enjoying the scenery and the chit chat.
On our return to The Myrke I asked the ladies if they wanted to do some resistance band exercises - no one 'resisted' so I cracked on with showing them how to do chest flys, lat pull downs, shoulder extensions, tricep extensions and lower leg exercises which activate the glutes.
A few new exercises for the team to practise!
We are back at the allotments! helping Wexham's maternity unit create a therapy garden for its pregnant ladies and new mums to have a space to think, breathe and relax!
Please bring your own gardening gloves, all tools will be provided
Seb will be there from 17.30 incase you wish to go a bit earlier, otherwise the task is from 18.00
Wear old trainers or bring your wellies.
A litter bit mossy
Four of us made our weekly Wednesday visit to St George's Church and the Antz Kidz Activity Centre to assist them with a gardening task.
Since lockdown restrictions eased a month ago, it's been a great re-leaf to return to one of our favourite task owners to help them maintain the outdoor area of their brand-new Britwell site. It was also lovely to see the OG GoodGymers Chrissy and Ruth, who were able to take some time away from looking after their little ones to help out again. They have been missed and it was a lovely reunion for us all!
These outdoor missions also feel particularly poignant this week as it is Mental Health Awareness Week; and the campaign's theme is all about the benefits to our wellbeing when it comes to being outside and connecting with nature.
During the mission, which involved continuing to de-moss the paving area and sweeping up the litter and leaves that had accumulated, we each expressed how getting outside has been so important for us during the pandemic. We have all been going for walks and runs individually, as well as taking part in gardening and park litter picks with GoodGym. All these tasks have helped us stay productive and moving our muscles, allowed us some much needed social interaction, while helping our community at the same time. It has been so therapeutic and good for the soul, especially at this time.
A special mention must also go out to the snail (who I named Gary) Manjit accidentally squashed the previous week at the mission. She messaged me ahead of this task, still distraught by the incident and warned us to look out for the little creatures while we were there. Our thoughts are with the snail community during this time!