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Ryan is a GoodGym January 2021 Challenge Hero
So due to unforseen circumstances today became our last visit to the Crisis warehouse.
A very warm welcome from Richard to greet us on this chilly day,after a quick catch up we headed to Bay 3 for our final packing assignment.
Helen and I had the task of repacking and listing the craft items....it seems crafting and paper was not enough information for the spreadsheet bosses.....Richard had helped by part unpacking the cages for us.
A great morning of work and we headed of for lunch.
Some additional personnel arrived for the final push
The office team and the PPE teams had great fun shrink wrapping the filled pallets ready for them to be collected to go into storage ready for Christmas 2021
Splendid Sunday work
By the time I arrived at this Sunday drop-in session, the team were already well into their task: knee deep in crates, stock and stock- taking.
As a real newbie to this task, I was very relieved to be shown the ropes so brilliantly by Jen who patiently answered numerous questions I had about the process of counting hundreds and hundreds of items all needing to be relocated to very good homes.
The team were working quietly under the careful eye of project co-ordinator Richard who regularly walked around checking in on us all.
And the team grew as the minutes ticked by: soon we were joined by GoodGymers from neighbouring boroughs, as the operation grew slowly, before we all dispersed for lunch.
After my crate-packing cameo, I headed out, rotating out of my shampoo and conditioner packing role and leaving Martin safely in Eva's expert hands.
No doubt more members arrived for the afternoon shift.
Well done team.
Richard was explaining the great work you're doing - enabling the completion of spreadsheet after spreadsheet of your finely packed items, ready for these necessities to go on to very, very good homes all over the country.
(If anyone arrived after I left who has photos, or other report additions they'd like included, either pop them in here or email them to me at email@example.com!)
We've been asked to lend a hand both days this weekend. GoodGymers are needed to help with the huge operation of dismantling the warehouse after the Christmas activity. Richard, the Crisis project co-ordinator will be heading up the activity, with Area Activator Laura popping by to check in, say hello and take a few pics.
Activity will involve:
- Redistribution of products and furniture
- (Richard has specificially said there will be no cleaning!)
You don't need to commit to the entire six hours - we understand it's a long time. Just come for as much as you can.
Health and safety
Safety has been carefully considered when allocating these 20 places. Variety of activity combined with the large area of this former bus depot means that distancing will be easy to adhere to.
On arrival, sign in on the book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.
Grab a hi-vis vest.
Sanitise your hands.
Richard will allocate you a task.
Face coverings are mandatory when working inside at this task. Please ask Richard for a face covering if you don't have your own on arrival.
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