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📍Surbiton High School Junior School KT1 2HW
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Tue 19th Sep at 6:30pm
Many hands certainly made light work on Tuesday night with our Group run taking 11 Goodgymers to Save the World Club.
The local charity were in desperate need of some serious manpower to help sort and clear their Berrylands site - which is full of pre-loved items waiting to be resold - before their lease ends in a few days time.
Tariq had a long list of manual jobs for us and I can confidently say we powered through them! Lifting huge wooden boards into their van, clearing garages, loading up a skip and moving furniture including an awkwardly shaped stage and several rolls of heavy carpet and astroturf.
For a group who usually boast about their leg power, this task was quite a challenge, requiring some sheer strength! But Petra, Nathan and Dave had that in bucket loads. And of course with everyone’s enthusiasm and a few human chains, we got loads done. It was great to have Nina join us on her first task and congratulations to Doris, who completed her 10th Goodgym task.
At the end there was a treat in store, as we all got to enjoy a refreshing alcohol-free beer, courtesy of Goodgym partner Athletic Brewing Co. Cheers!
Sat 16th Sep at 2:00pm
We had a great sesh today in Fairfield Park doing a spot of litter picking. For Rachel and Doris it was their second session of the day having popped home for some lunch after a visit to sort donations at the British Heart Foundation shop.
It was hot and humid so we mostly stayed in the trees for the shade and picked up bottle tops, glass bottles, sweet wrappers and newspapers. We did a full hour, filled a couple of bags with rubbish and met Andy on the way back to the organiser's table. He had brought his daughter and her friend, and a lovely dog called Luna. We all gave Luna some much deserved attention for being such a good dog and had a chat with Suzanne about future projects in the pipeline. Keep an eye on the calender!
Tue 12th Sep at 6:30pm
This evening's mission was to carry on with the great work GoodGym have carried out previously in and around the flowerbeds @ Surbiton Library. 9 avid weeders came together to crack on with the dandelion-plucking, litter-picking, flowerbed-tidying, broom-sweeping and lavender-pruning.
The enthusiasm we were all showing was obviously infectious as our numbers soon increased to 10 as a passerby appreciated our efforts so much he got involved himself! To be seen again (more formally) in another task soon we hope.
It's always amazing what can be achieved in an hour with many busy hands - what a transformation. From stacked with rubbish and weeds at 7pm to super-clean and tidy at 8. Excellent work team!
Sat 9th Dec at 9:30am
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