MP for Portsmouth South
Stephen has helped keep other people motivated, Stephen has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Stephen.
Finished my rubbish weekend with a sunny but interesting afternoon in Kingston rec. Contributing to Greenpeace Big Plastic Count! Joined by Stephen MP, the deputy mayoress and her daughter Darcy (future goodgymmer in the making) .
We found various items of clothing including some fancy FCUK pants. Lots of balloons, sweet wrappers, cigarette butts, vapes, condom, tampons and Julie found a meat cleaver in a bush (which was reported to 101).
We managed to collect a lot within an hour! We'll done GG ninja turtles!
Stephen completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Stephen was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Stephen 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.
This morning we met up in the most difficult car park to direct to in Portsmouth! Despite some confusion we did manage to make our way there.
We were joined by MP for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan and Central Southsea Councillor George Fielding who got stuck in like GoodGym pros. We also had little litter pickers in the form of Betsy and Alice.
We mostly stayed around the car park area and up into the road at the back of Great Salterns this month as there was A LOT of litter to pick up and lots of odd things in the bushes... All the big pieces got taken straight to the bin including a lot of polystyrene, a drainpipe and a broom. Tracey looked like she was entering a strong woman competition as she carried 2 tyres over to the bin.
Stephen found a couple of the more interesting pieces today - a safe (sadly empty) and the head rest from a car seat. Lynn found a chair frame, Sam pulled half a cat cookie jar out of the brambles and Catherine picked up a whole black sack of shoes.
Jen was vying for the title of best dressed litter picker (George was also looking super smart!) as she was off to a party straight afterwards - this didn't stop her climbing over a wall to get to some litter she'd spotted - always dedicated to the cause.
After an hour we had collected many bags of rubbish & recycling - big thanks to Sarah for taking our cans and plastic bottles home to her green bin and to Mel for stopping at the bottle bank to recycle the glass.
We'll be back again at Great Salterns in March - 1st Sunday of every month at 11am, hope to see you then. Before that we have plenty of other opportunities to do good so see you all soon!