Vikie Fretz

Windsor and Maidenhead

TaskForce

14Good deeds

14runs

41cheers

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Vikie Fretz went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Stepping Up for Ukraine

Sat 19 Mar
Report written by Amanda Quincey

The GoodGymers did a toe-tally awesome job of rummaging through their old shoe cupboards to find unworn and pre loved footwear that could be shipped out to Ukraine via a local collection point. The team trod the right path by scrubbing the shoes into they shon making them look truly boot-iful.

Toe-riffic Sophie gathered up shoes from across Maidenhead with donations from the wonderful Sara, Vickie, and Diya. Whilst Alice put her heart and sole into the task by organising a delivery of shoes to Amanda’s house.

Amanda stepped up to the challenge of sorting and bagging up a toe-tally amazing 86 pairs of shoes, trainers, sandals, boots and more….. and of course, managed to shoe -horn a few good puns into this report!

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Vikie Fretz signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Stepping Up

Sat 19 Mar 12:00 pm
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Donate your unwanted footwear to the people of Ukraine

Ukraine has been devastated with millions of residents forced to leave their homes for safer areas leaving behind their loved ones and possessions. At the same time in the UK, over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown into landfill every year. Help us collect unwanted footwear from across the borough and send them to their new home.

GoodGym is supporting a collection of used children and adults footwear which will be transported to Ukraine to help those in need. Dig around your cupboards and car boots to find shoes, trainers, boots that you or your family members no longer need. Any footwear will be accepted providing it is hole-free and clean, so get your muscles working by giving them a scrub until they sparkle, bundle them into pairs (with a ribbon / elastic band around each pair please), and drop them to Sophie Lack in Holyport by end of day Wednesday 16th March 2022, or to Amanda Quincey in Windsor by 1200 on Saturday 19th March. Why not get your GoodGym feel-good endorphins by walking, running to cycling to Amanda or Sophie's. Message Amanda for drop off location details.

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Vikie Fretz signed up to a training session
Training session
Windsor and Maidenhead

International Women's Day 2022 Quest

Fri 8 Apr 19:00 pm
30 different locations, #IWD2022, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6 XXX
Celebrate the inspirational women of Windsor and Maidenhead on your runs, walks and bike rides this month

"International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people." (The IWD website - click here to visit and find out more).

This IWD Quest is so much more than just a 'training session'! It is GoodGym Windsor and Maidenhead's way of celebrating the achievements of women in our borough. It is scavenger hunt meets history lesson. It is life inspiration meets exercise motivation. It is route planning challenge meets guide book.

How it works...

  • IWD Quest launched on International Women's Day 2022 (8th March) and will wrap up one month later on the 8th of April.

  • Click here to access a map showing 30 locations in RBWM, each one labelled with and associated with the name of a woman.

  • Click here to access a spreadsheet detailing the impressive and varied achievements of these amazing 30 women.

  • Now your challenge is to visit as many of these 30 locations as you can on your runs, walks and bike rides before the 8th of April. At each location, read about the woman associated (albeit sometimes only loosely!) with that location and reflect on and be inspired by her achievements.

  • If you like a bit of competition, add your name to this spreadsheet, and keep it updated with which locations you have been to. We will be able to see how everyone is getting on and spur each other on to get the full house.

  • Unlike last year's 'Mad March Quest', not every location has a question to answer and we don't have a Questmaster keeping track of who has been where. Instead we track our own progress. However, there are a few questions along the way to get the cogs turning, and you may wish to collect photo/Strava evidence of your adventures.

  • Although you can complete Quest on your own, we know from experience that we are most motivated and have the most fun when we do these things together. If you want to reach out for running buddies, share photos of your adventures, cheer on other IWD Questers and more, the best forum for this is the GoodGym Games WhatsApp group. You can join by clicking here or by contacting Amy on amylovell@goodgym.org or 07939487106 and requesting to join.

  • Be safe, be inspired and have fun!

  • Note that you will still have access to the spreadsheet and map after the 8th of April in case you don't complete all 30 locations before then and you wish to continue exploring.

Many thanks to the Maidenhead Heritage Centre, whose virtual exhibition on inspirational women in Maidenhead helped me create a large part of this Quest. The exhibition includes many more inspirational women than my spreadsheet. Click here to explore the exhibition.

Thank you also to Amanda Quincey, Nicola Hine and Jen Simpson, who contributed to the list of 30 women.

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Vikie Fretz went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Helping the Baby Bank

Wed 9 Mar

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, and supporting the team as they prepare to move their premises.

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. If you get lost call Vikie on 07976 559 410.

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.

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Vikie Fretz has done a 6 month mission streak. Tue 1 Mar 2022

Vikie just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Vikie a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Vikie Fretz went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Bagging and boxing at the Baby Bank

Tue 1 Mar
Report written by Vikie Fretz

Vikie, Sheila and Steven helped continue to sort the piles of generous donations at the Baby Bank ahead of their upcoming move – clothes were sorted, nappies were packed into bags, books into boxes, and the infamous cot which is usually full of unsorted items was even emptied!

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Vikie Fretz has cheered by other people 25 times. Sun 27 Feb 2022

Vikie is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Vikie has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

Vikie Fretz went on a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Making a splash at the library

Sun 27 Feb
Report written by Amy Lovell

Maidenhead's Big Read are putting on a brilliant ocean-themed festival this weekend, and they asked us for help creating sea creatures to decorate the library. It dolphinately wasn't your typical GoodGym community mission, as we made the creatures at home, in our own time and often with help from our families, but it was whaley fun!

I found that cutting out a large carboard sea horse, shark and other marine friends made for a surprisingly good workout, and others got fit on their journeys to deliver the creations to my house. Kudos to GoodGymer Tessa Allanson, who is on the Big Read Committee, and did a beautiful job of hanging up our handiwork in the library windows on Monday morning.

I took my children to check out the display on Monday afternoon and it looked fin-tastic! From turtley awesome sequinned creations and s-gill-fully crocheted fish, to a 'Mr Blobby' Octopus (who looked like he needed a wee), we really made a splash!

You should make a trip yourself to sea the displays this weekend, and to enjoy the Ocean Alive! event. Check out the o-fish-ial programme for the weekend by clicking here. There is lots to entertain both children and adults - from story telling and visiting authors to an incredible Ocean Dome in the amphitheatre. The events are free but you can book tickets to secure your space.

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Vikie Fretz signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Helping the Baby Bank

Wed 9 Mar 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, and supporting the team as they prepare to move their premises.

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. If you get lost call Vikie on 07976 559 410.

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.

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Vikie Fretz signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Windsor and Maidenhead

Helping the Baby Bank

Tue 1 Mar 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, and supporting the team as they prepare to move their premises.

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. If you get lost call Vikie on 07976 559 410.

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.

Read more
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