Rachel Lipede

Warwick & Leamington Spa

4Good deeds

4runs

4cheers

Rachel Lipede went on a community mission
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Warwick & Leamington Spa

The grass is always softer...

Sat 22 May
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

...on the other side of a thunderstorm.

For the final installation of our gardening at Eden Croft, three runners braved some very unpredictable weather to put the finish touches on Ken's front garden. On our way grey skies and drizzle threatened to put a spanner in the works but by the time we parked up, laid out our tools and put on our gloves, the sun was making its way back out from behind the clouds.

This time we tackled some smaller weeds and a few overgrown bushes to make the garden tidier and more accessible. Less than half an hour in, the skies opened up once more to remind us that we were on the clock if we wanted to avoid a proper drenching so we doubled down on our efforts. Kinga did point out that the rainfall did have the rather useful effect of softening the weeds that we were yanking out which is always a bonus. After almost two hours of hard work (and none of us particularly wanting to leave), we were satisfied that the garden was a lot clear, safer and nicer to look at in general. Working out in the open, we got a few curious looks and questions from friendly passersby but most important of all, Ken was beyond grateful for the help!

Many thanks to the Kenilworth Centre for putting us in touch and to Ken's lovely neighbour for noticing that he was in a bit of trouble.

We have quite a few similar tasks lined up and with summer fast approaching, we can only hope for sunnier and drier days!

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Rachel Lipede went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Another good "seed"

Wed 12 May
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

This evening was another in a growing list of gardening tasks for Warwick and Leamington Spa. On behalf of the Kenilworth Centre, we headed to Eden Croft to help an older gentleman who was recovering from an operation with his front garden.

He was very excited to see us and began listing a few possible tasks (some of which were outside of our expertise!) We settled on some weeding and general tidying with the promise of a return at a later date to do some of the larger trimming tasks. In an hour and a half we managed to make a decent sized dent in the task, though the garden was quite impressive to begin with. With most of the weeds removed and the pavement largely de-mossed we headed home. Ken was very pleased with the progress and has let us know that he is looking forward to our next visit.

Many thanks to the Kenilworth Centre who put us in touch with Ken and who allowed us to borrow the bulk of our tools for the task!

If you think you would be interested in a task like this, keep an eye out on the website as I bet the feeling we won't be hanging up our hedge shears any time soon!

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Rachel Lipede signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Another good 'seed'

Wed 12 May 18:00 pm
Eden Croft, Kenilworth, CV8 2BG
A gardening task to help an older resident access his front garden.

The next in a long list of gardening tasks on behalf of the Kenilworth Centre this spring! This one is a little different as we will be helping out an older resident who has not been able to clear his front garden due to some mobility issues and is now struggling to access it.

If you have any gardening tools or gloves that you can bring along, then please do but there will be some provided. Many hands make light work so if you are available please do come along!

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Rachel Lipede went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Good 'seed' for the day!

Sat 17 Apr
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

A lovely, sunny gardening task this Saturday at the Kenilworth Centre! Four runners headed to the outdoor space to complete part 2 of a clearing mission for a future community garden.

The first few minutes were spent admiring the already very well-kept open space, before tools were passed out and areas were claimed. Kinga was the lone ranger who took on the thicket in the far corner, working quietly and speedily and offering everyone sweet treats when she was done. David covered the leaves, weeds and litter in the main space, while Rachel and Alexandra tackled the storage shed.

Although there were no seeds planted as today's pun suggests, there was plenty of plant work as we uprooted weeds and scraped out stubborn moss from between the paving slabs.

After a very fun hour and a half in the sunshine, we finished up covered in dust and with bags and bags of garden waste piled at the door. Kinga and Dave headed off on bikes with Kinga off to pick up a new one! Many thanks to everyone who got involved. Bring on more missions in the sunshine!

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Rachel Lipede signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Your good 'seed' for the day!

Sat 17 Apr 11:00 am
The Kenilworth Centre , Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth , Warwickshire, CV8 1QJ
A socially distanced garden clear out for the Kenilworth Centre

This week we have been invited yet again to help the Kenilworth Centre clear out their Garden to make room for a new community one.

The garden will provide a lovely space for the community to use for playgroups, growing veggies or just to sit a reflect!

There will be some tools available but if you have any that you can bring please feel free to! Also feel free to bring along any friends that might be interested :)

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Rachel Lipede has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Wed 14 Apr 2021

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

Rachel Lipede has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 14 Apr 2021

Rachel 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.

Rachel Lipede went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

A 'race' in the Sun

Wed 14 Apr
Report written by Alexandra Iseghohi

A very short delivery in the sunshine for this one!

Think Active has developed a useful leaflet to help elderly and/or shielding residents stay active while at home. As part of the delivery effort we were given 150+ leaflets to deliver around the Kenilworth area on a sunny Wednesday.

Big thanks to Fiona for a very speedy delivery and a big well done to Rachel for completing her first community mission!

We have part two of our Kenilworth Centre open space clearance for the new community garden coming up this Saturday the 17th. If you haven't yet signed up but would like to come along, please follow the link below.

https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/your-good-seed-for-the-day-8eba278e-fb8a-4035-a346-9ad0bb799eb0

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Rachel Lipede signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Leafleting for Think Active

Wed 14 Apr 18:00 pm
Abbey Fields Car Park, A452 Bridge St, Kenilworth, CV8 1BN
Delivering leaflets for vulnerable residents to encourage them to stay active at home!

Think Active has recently developed a leaflet to help vulnerable and shielding residents stay active while at home. This week's task will be to help deliver these leaflets around the Kenilworth area on their behalf.

As usual, we will be meeting at Abbey Fields car park and making our way outwards from there.

If you are unable to join in with the task but would like to help, feel free to pick some leaflets up on Wednesday and deliver them when you're able!

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Rachel Lipede signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Your good 'seed' for the day!

Sat 20 Mar 12:00 pm
The Kenilworth Centre , Car Park, Abbey End, Kenilworth , Warwickshire, CV8 1QJ
A socially distanced garden clear out for the Kenilworth Centre

This week we have been invited to help the Kenilworth Centre clear out their Garden to make room for a new community one.

The garden will provide a lovely space for the community to use for playgroups, growing veggies or just to sit a reflect!

There will be some tools available but if you have any that you can bring please feel free to! Also feel free to bring along any friends that might be interested :)

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