Sheila Attenborough

Windsor and Maidenhead


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Sheila Attenborough went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Going into Battle(mead) with the weeds

Sat 22 Jan
Report written by Amy Lovell

I always look forward to community missions with Friends of Maidenhead Waterways (FoMW), and this morning's did not disappoint. Here are all the things that made me ex-streamly happy this morning:

  • A sociable bike ride to the task with Sheila and Georgeta
  • The ridiculous yet liberating feeling of putting on a pair of waders
  • The lovely setting of Battlemead Common
  • Great company from dream stream team Anita, Georgeta, Nivi, Sheila, Paul and our brilliant leader Tony
  • Introducing (still miraculously Dry) Paul to the joy of wading
  • An array of long tools for us all to play with
  • Plenty of comedy moments where people nearly went swimming
  • Some admirable displays of balance and strength - especially from Georgeta when she was working on the henceforth named Georgeta Island
  • Seeing how much Sheila, Georgeta, Nivi and Anita all enjoyed their first FoMW session
  • All the talk about titivating and/or titillating the weeds. Incidentally the dictionary definitions are quite different! Titivate means to make minor adjustments to, whilst titillate means to cause to feel pleasantly excited...
  • Hot coffee supplied by Ian, who was leading another group nearby - thank you Ian!
  • Anita's heavenly home made sesame chikki and her offer of seconds (and thirds and fourths)
  • Being immersed in nature and all the squelchy mud
  • The fact that the weeds we were tackling today were particularly stubborn, but we defeated them anyway
  • Seeing the water starting to move as we cleared weeds and debris, and knowing that it was on it's way to fill up the town centre streams
  • Another lovely bike ride back home, clocking up a few more kms for the January Challenge
  • The hot shower and roast dinner, which felt sublime after a January morning spent outside

We've said it before and we'll say it again... Waterway to spend a Saturday morning!

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Sheila Attenborough completed a ride • Morning Ride
Sat 22 Jan
Sheila Attenborough went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Tag Team

Fri 21 Jan
Report written by Sheila Attenborough

The Maidenhead Baby Bank has recently started accepting donations again, and Sheila was faced with a mountain of bags of clothes that needed to be checked that they were of good quality, and then sorted into sizes ready for handing out to families in need. Everyone has obviously been having a good New Year sort out! For every bag sorted, another two seemed to come in. Sheila handed the virtual baton on to Alice to continue to tackle the mountain - but still plenty more to be done!

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Fri 21 Jan
Sheila Attenborough signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Leaf and litter clearing at the Windsor Boys' School

Tue 25 Jan 19:00 pm
The Windsor Boys' School, 1 Maidenhead Road, Windsor, SL4 5EH
Help tidy up the school grounds

Grab your head torch and gardening gloves and head over to Windsor Boys' School. There's leaf and litter clearing to be done! For anyone driving, we have been asked to enter the site from the Vansittart Road entrance ( plenty of parking space)

If this is your first GoodGym session, look out for Sheila and Jess, who will make you feel welcome and can answer any questions you might have about GoodGym. If you're lost contact Sheila on 07905 523647. You can also contact the group on our WhatsApp. Click here to join.

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Sheila Attenborough completed a walk • Morning Walk
Thu 20 Jan
Sheila Attenborough completed a walk • Evening Walk
Wed 19 Jan
Sheila Attenborough completed a walk • Walk to Allotment
Wed 19 Jan
Sheila Attenborough signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Helping the Baby Bank

Fri 21 Jan 09:30 am
4 Providence Place, Maidenhead, SL6 8AG
Help provide essentials to vulnerable families

The Baby Bank helps families in extreme need with everyday essentials such as nappies, wipes, school uniform and shoes, as well as larger items such as cots and buggies. They are completely volunteer run and rely on donations of new items and good quality second hand clothes, baby care equipment and furniture. During the Covid-19 crisis, demand for the Baby Bank's help has increased dramatically.

We can help by sorting through donations, preparing bundles ready for delivery and cleaning donated furniture.

The entrance is down a couple of steps opposite Monello Hairdressing. Look for a red door and the pull up stand with the Baby Bank logo, which is in the background of the photo on the listing. If you get lost call Amy on 07939487106.

This task is indoors and face coverings are mandatory. It can also get very chilly in the storage facility so wrap up warm!

The task is listed for an hour but there may be the opportunity to stay and help for longer.

Please note your Area Activator Amy may not be present at the task and the task may need to be cancelled if we do not find an experienced GoogGym member to lead. If necessary, notice of cancellation will be sent by email no later than 9pm the night before. Please check your junk mail as well to make sure you're kept in the loop.

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Sheila Attenborough completed a walk • Afternoon Walk
Tue 18 Jan
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