GCDA run a shop called Made in Greenwich that stocks high quality locally handmade goods made by people who have been previously going through a rougher patch in their lives. Made in Greenwich works to build people’s confidence up by getting them back working and selling their products. www.madeingreenwich.shop
GCDA need help to deliver 1500-2000 flyers to local homes to encourage people to shop locally this Christmas so we're setting two evenings to lend a hand.
We'll meet outside the Zaibatsu cafe on Trafalgar Rd at 6pm. Please bring some gloves and layer up, baby it's cold outside!
We all love a visit to the farm! 🐴🐑🐐🐷
Unfortunately, there were less animals at the farm this time. It seems some have met their end. Such is life. 🥓🥩
There were 3 tasks for us today:
- Clearing the animal pen (sheep, goats and donkeys) - Lucia and Sree
- Putting manure on the community raised beds - Dom and Sara
- Clearing the nettles from the donkey field - Ceiling, Emer and I (later, Lucia and Sree)
The 2 hours zoomed by and all tasks were complete apart from the nettles, which has been an on-going task for the past couple of missions here. I have vowed it will be done by the end of the year!
There was a chance at the end to look at the animals for a little meet and greet 😊
As per title and main picture... guess who's legs those are!
Besides sorting out some wall issues by those mystery legs, there were lots of jobs that were tackled by this marvelous team:
- cleaning huge fridges
- labeling & boxing up mice & keyboards
- marking out parking spaces
- setting up sanitation stations
- counting everything in hall 3
- more counting in hall 3 (loads to count!)
- labeling the halls
- fixing & decorating walls
- assisting electricians
- putting tables together
- tea/coffee break
- helping to put up (Christmas?) lights
- swapping broken printer
- finishing reception area flooring
- tidying up outside of reception area
Apologies if I left any off, there was so much going on, near impossible to track everything & everyone!
A few names to highight:
We had one person come down for the first time! Welcome to the Goodgym family Dami! Newhams Helen can be looking forward to her black t-shirt after completing her 50th task! That banana cake looked delicious and was well earned. And Natalie will be floating home carried by her newly acquired wings - 100 tasks for this Greenwich regular.
There are a couple of sessions up for next week, shifting from evenings to day time on Wednesday & Thursday. Like the Saturdays, these are logged as 10-4, but you can come later and/or finish earlier - very much flexible volunteering! So if you need an excuse to escape the house for a little while, why not pop round and help out for a while?