Pippa

Portsmouth

28Good deeds

28runs

249cheers

Pippa went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

All Sorts

Wed 29 Sep
Report written by Samantha Belfrage

First of all a huge GoodGym welcome to Harriet who joined us for the first time, she sorted and re-packed bags like a champion, she fitted right in! Tonight Anne and Molly (the dog) from Sams Place charity shop had us sorting bags of stock, tagging unlabeled items and rebagging stock. There are some incredible treasures in that store so do go give them a visit. Rosie and Maxine tackled the many many scarfs and what we termed miscellaneous by the end of the night, which included a tea cosie disguised as a bobble hat! Enjoy the photos and we hope to see you soon!

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Pippa went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

A sting in the ankles

Wed 22 Sep
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

A good turn out today for the first visit to Miltoncross to start to clear the green area so it can be used for eco club, Duke of Edinburgh's Award volunteering, science and geography lessons.

We were joined tonight by Andy Ames from Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust, Miss Williams the geography teacher and Charlotte, the senior student who came up with the idea to put the area to use.

There was A LOT of litter to be collected, many years of crisp packets, strange drinks cans (have you heard of "Emoji" drink?), LOADS of pens, an ancient football boot and a disfunctional laptop. We also filled a good few bags with recycling so the site bins are much fuller tonight. Andy used a found piece of guttering to hold some of the plastic bottles when we ran out of bags.

In addition to picking the litter, we also started to clear the old pond area. So. Many. Nettles. It didn't matter what protective clothing you had on, you were guaranteed to go home with more stings than you came with.

We doubled the compost heap, found plenty of wood for the bug hotel and rehomed some beetles and a bee.

90 minutes passed fast and although we made a good dent, there is still loads to do here so we will definitely be back! Watch this space for dates.

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Pippa signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Visit to Sam's Place

Wed 29 Sep 18:00 pm
Speakers Corner, Southsea Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3PG
a Wednesday night shop sort

Meet at Speaker's Corner (start of Southsea parkrun) to run or walk to Sam's Place (6 Grove Road South, Southsea, PO5 3QT).

We should be at the shop between 6:20 & 6:30 if you want to meet us there.

Once in the shop we will be sorting, steaming and tagging the winter clothes ready for the "season change" in the store next month.

Don't forget your card/cash just in case you spot a bargain!

Your run leader tonight is Mrs Charity Shop Bargain Hunter herself, Sam!

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Pippa signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Helping prep an environmental project at Miltoncross

Wed 22 Sep 18:00 pm
Miltoncross Academy, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB
Help the head students improve the green space

One of the head students wants to turn a disused part of the playground into a wildlife and growing area. First, they need our help to clear the ground so that the planting can begin.

Meet at the school (run/walk/cycle to get there - bikes can be brought into the site). We will do a fitness session on the playground after the digging/clearing - we will be well warmed up by then!

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Pippa has completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 1 Sep 2021

Pippa has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.

Pippa went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Lynn's story time and wings

Wed 1 Sep
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

Eve and Lucy were ready for us and had set up various work stations around the shop for us.

Hanging and cubing in 2 spaces were Jo, Jen, Sam and Wilson. Pippa was hanging children's clothing and also spotted an amazing outfit for her ABBA evening.

As well as studying the puzzles, Rich was on gift aid duty as were Lynn and I. It was Lynn's 100th good deed tonight and her donation bag included some great kids books so we even got story time while we worked.

Naomi House will be a regular visit for the rest of the year, keep the first Wednesday of the month in your diary free to come and join us!

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Pippa signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Run/Walk to help Naomi House

Wed 1 Sep 18:00 pm
Fratton Railway Bridge , Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5AW
raise money for the children's hospice

An evening visit to Naomi House in North End (London Road, North End, PO2 0BJ)

Meet at Fratton Bridge near the pedestrian crossing at 6pm to run/jog up to the shop. Or meet at the shop at 6:30pm.

Once in the shop, we will stay for one hour to help sort through the many donations they've had. This may include sticking gift aid stickers to relevant stock or sorting clothes into sub-categories or hanging and sizing clothes.

Don't forget your pocket money - you're almost guaranteed to find a bargain!

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Pippa went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Not a 'waist' of time

Fri 30 Jul
Report written by Judy Knapp

Pippa and I worked our way through lots of bags of clothes, putting tops and trousers on hangers and adding the cube sizes.

The hardest thing was finding the size labels and working out the conversion from European sizes. Sometimes we had to just hold the item up and guesstimate the waist size.

After an initial wander through the shop, Tess behaved herself and snoozed on her GG-red blanket.

Another 2 racks of clothes to add to the shop floor.

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Pippa signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Friday afternoon sort out

Fri 30 Jul 13:00 pm
Naomi House Jack's Place, 75 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0LN
Helping Naomi House sort donations

The £1 sale is STILL ON! So Naomi House still need our help sorting through their donations and getting them out into the shop. If it's a cold and rainy day this is the perfect antidote - warmth, good humour and there's quite often a cup of tea too!!

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Pippa went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Weed watch this race

Fri 30 Jul
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

It's the Olympics which means watching all the sports that you don't normally follow. This morning, that included our very own mini version with the snail and caterpillar racing in the yard at North End Baptist Church!

The weeds had started to take hold again and we were there to pull them up and make it a nicer / clearer place for the social groups to sit in.

Less than an hour passed before we had the place cleared and various snails, slugs and caterpillars encouraged to rehome themselves in the surrounding gardens.

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