Victoria is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Victoria has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
Kingston upon Thames
We have divided the list of tasks that Marienne had ready for us amongst our group of 6 - from weeding the path, turning over the compost to filling the pond with water and watering the vegetable patches. Each one of us grabbed the task appropriate tool and got on with it; we managed to leave the path nice and clear and pond full of water before the dark set in. Job done!
Kingston upon Thames
Helping the lovely Marilyn tend to this super community garden
We do attend here every so often to help Marilyn stay on top of all the tasks that need doing. Generally it is the butts that will need filling (water butts) and gardens tending too with a watering. There will also be turning over compost heaps, some litter picking and general garden duty. As well as this she always finds something new to keep us on our toes too so watch this space!
AND watch out for those clucking hens. They patrol the grounds while we work.
Marilyn asks all to meet at the bandstand in Canbury Gardens and she will wait there for you.
Her contact number for the event is 07905 005558
All helpers to bring gloves (please!) and/or sanitize hands thoroughly on arrival so that we can share tools safely.
Yorkshire Marathon organisers asked if we could set up and man drinks station 1 (around mile 3) again this year.
This is a highlight of the running season so come along and get involved! It's a great location to not only hydrate the runners, but also to cheer along and support all the participants, especially fellow GoodGym members! You'll still have time after volunteering to get to the finish area and encourage the runners along the last stretch and congratulate them at the end!
A group of 15 volunteers is needed to be at the station between 8:00 - 11:30am (3hrs30mins).
Typical set up is tables and crates of water bottles. However, the organisers are unsure at this moment in time whether the tables will be set up with water bottles on, or whether the water will be taken directly off the van and handed to runners. The organisers are waiting to receive more guidance on this and will let us now once they have a definitive answer.
Location of the drinks station is at the junction of Stockton Lane and Monkton Avenue and is accessible via foot/cycle.