Rachel Carthy

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Finishing the job

Saturday 17th February

Written by Derby runner

When we last volunteered at Mind, I spotted some cross stitch pictures and frames in the donation pile. I didn't think that anyone would buy them in their uncompleted state, so brought them home to finish them off.

A quick spin in the washing machine followed by a bit of ironing, stretching and stitching did the job.

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Gwyn Williams

Break fast ...

Wednesday 21st February

Written by Gwyn Williams

Tracey and Gwyn got together with the crowd at David Denton's Derby Midweek Series Race 6. This is a series of races (1 mile and then 5k) attended by fast runners (and us!) on a flat and fast course. It's an eye opener to look at the results! It's always a pleasure seeing the organisers and having a chat, though the running is competitive! Only Tracey ran the mile at 19:00, and enjoyed it. We were slower than normal by 2 minutes on the 5k today, but they started 2 minutes early so that we finished at the normal time!

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Gwyn Williams

Puddle jumping in the park

Tuesday 20th February

Written by Rachel Carthy

Tracey, Gwyn and Rachel met for a chatty walk around Markeaton Park and spotted a couple of animal friends along the way.

The group braved the rain and mud to chat all things parkrun volunteering, the regular Wednesday night racing Tracey and Gwyn take part in and upcoming holidays.

Thanks for coming along to the session Tracey and Gwyn, see you soon at GoodGym Derby.

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No time for swanning around...

Saturday 17th February

Written by Rachel Carthy

Ashley, Mandy and Rachel made their way to Wilmorton Recreation Ground and Alvaston Park to tidy up some litter and keep these amazing green spaces looking their best for visitors and for wildlife.

Three full bags of litter were collected and lots of friendly locals thanked the group for their efforts. The rain held off which was much appreciated although it would have helped clean up a golf ball that was found and collected to be passed on to a keen golfer.

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We plough the fields...

Saturday 10th February

Written by Ashley

... and leave it to someone else to scatter. Ashley, Naomi, Mandy and Pete met once again at the church along with our leader David and helper Heath to create some beds suitable for wild flowers. By the time Ashley and Naomi turned up most of the hard work had already been done. After a bit more raking and picking up debris the team left the site looking clean and ready for the wild flowers to be sown.

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No chance of dampening our spirits

Tuesday 6th February

Written by Rachel Carthy

Ashley and Rachel took on Derby city centre in the rain to help clear the streets of litter.

There were lots of the usual food packaging items like burger wrappers, chocolate bar wrappers and cups still full of drinks as well as a pair of sliders that someone must have abandoned thinking it was easier to walk barefoot during the downpour.

The route took a loop around the city centre and bags were left by a bin for collection.

Sorry no photos....I couldn't feel my hands all session. I've used a photo from a previous session.

Thanks to Ashley for making it out for another GoodGym volunteering session.

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