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Wed 31st Jan at 6:45pm
7 GoodGymers helped sort and give a truck load if essentials to Westminster's homeless community.
Great to be helping Get Rid Of And Donate in 2024 and their amazing work with the Capitals vulnerable communities. After meeting at Green Park, 4 if the group ran 2k to make our way over to Charing Cross and meet the rest of the crew.
Andrea was there and we got cracking! Setting out all the big warm clothing, bedding, shoes and coats ready for those that need to take. Off the back of the van bags, sleeping bags, ground mats and sleeping bag insulation was given out.
A hectic but impactful for so many task to really help those in need of a little help as we move through the Winter weather.
60 minutes and the donations were taken to new owners before we ran off into the night with a task complete.
Sun 28th Jan at 10:00am
This weekend we flocked to our local parks, gardens and the riverside to take part in the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch. Across the country the nature charity has already had nearly 5 million sightings, including 672,736 house sparrows and 553,744 blue tits topping the charts. Results can be submitted to the RSPB until February 18th so there's plenty of time to log yours.
Here is a summary of what GoodGymmers in Richmond, Kingston and beyond saw on their watch.
Lily - Quite a few sparrows in my garden, living in beech trees. Counted six but there were more hiding further in.
Ken - Sky (my youngest daughter) and I went to the White Cross Pub to do the RSPB Bird Watch. We counted 188 birds! (It is a really good spot!). We had 51 Black headed gulls, 36 rock doves (AKA pigeons!), 21 herring gulls, 16 mallards, 12 Canada Geese, and then handfuls of others (Mandarin ducks, moorhen, mute swans, heron, parakeets, and cross between a domestic duck mallard duck). Eleven different species in total.
Charlotte - I was in Richmond Park where I could hear and see a lot of birds. Particularly crows and parakeets.
Rachel - None of the birds stayed long enough for me to take a photo but I saw 4 blue tits, 1 sparrow, 1 robin, 1 thrush, 2 pigeons and 2 jackdaw.
Jassy - Just one robin holding the fort.
Adam, Rosie, Sam, Africa, Chris, Jp and Teresa made it back-to-back GG sessions after a morning leaf clearing task. We walked over to Moormead Park and took a pew on a perfectly circular bench for 360° views. But even with the guide sheets that eager beaver Rosie had printed off, identifying the different species on a bright yet wintry morning proved challenging for us novice twitchers. Still, we counted gold-, green- and chaffinch, a pair of blackbirds, magpies and plenty of woodpigeon.
Teresa - I was very excited to spot every bird that landed and eagerly called over Sam with his binoculars to inspect and identify the right bird. A very enjoyable morning with a spot of sunshine and the birds.
Thanks to Claire for sending pics and summaries from your GG Kingston friends.
Wed 17th Jan at 6:15pm
7 GoodGymers tidied up 4 areas of the tardis that is St Andrews Youth club
Great to be back at the amazing St Andrews Youth Club as they continue their brilliant work with the young people of Westminster.
Catching up with COO Sarah and Club manager Adrian was great to see all the areas of the club being used to engage young people in positive activities. From Boxing to Cooking and from table tennis to piano there was so much going on!
We tackled 4 areas to help with the smooth operation of club life and open up an additional space for even more things to happen.
Clearing a fire exit first, then up to the top floor to tidy up and store for next year the Christmas presents and wrapping paper. clear some huge boxes up stairs to open out an office area for Counselling sessions and finally moving 20 big chairs to open out a music area.
All done by 7:30 where we ran off into the night to keep warm and with a job well done!
Thanks for coming along!! Be great to see again soon!!