13 Month Streak
Wednesday 28th February
Anja completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym.
Anja has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.
Wed 28th Feb at 6:00pm
A gaggle of Goodgymers assembles atvthe Rose Hill Community Centre this evening for potentially the quickest task we've ever done.........
35 pairs of trainers were paired and packaged up ready to wing their way to Jog On for redistribution and/or recycling.
New litter bingo cards were made (including dubious art work and riddles) ready for our OxClean litter pick next week.
Cake was consumed, chats were had and Ben was garlanded with the garland of joy for his 100th Good Deed!!
A small group of us then headed out into the, thankfully not rainy, night for a 3.5 mile trot.
Sat 24th Feb at 10:30am
South Oxford Adventure Playground have a small patch of woodland at the edge of their site. It is currently fenced off and inundated with brambles. They would like to be able to take the fence down and allow the kids to access the whole area, but the brambles need to be got under control for that to happen.
In an hour and a half we made great progress on removing brambles; raking. lopping , and piling them up outside the fence line. One more session before we get too far into the spring and the woodland should be a lot safer as a play area.
Sat 10th Feb at 10:30am
Take 11 GoodGymers, give them 2 hours, 5 cedar trees, dozens of bulbs, and a collection of shrubs.
Et voila..,ground and the fence got cleared of ivy, holes were dug and cedar trees planted, spring bulbs got in the ground, half a dozen holly and privet shrubs were planted, plenty of tennis balls unearthed.
Welcome to GoodGym Amy.
Wed 7th Feb at 6:00pm
Last night we went WEST out of our normal East Oxford/Marston stamping ground. We know there are some litter hot spots on and around the Botley Road, and the challenge is to time our litter picks there when the undergrowth is not too dense but the river isn't in flood.
Our clean up crew divided into 2 teams with one heading towards the grot spots along the river, and the other heading to Oatlands Recreation Ground. Some exceptional litter finds were uncovered, from items of clothing to car registration plates, a fire extinguisher, cuddly emoji star, an Unidentified Netty Object (is it a hammock? Is it a fishing net?), but no papier maché spear this time.
Snacks were had to celebrate Bethan's 21st-and-a-bit birthday, and then we scattered into the night feeling just a little bit smug and virtuous for our clean up efforts.
Lovely to have a GG tourist join us from Southampton tonight. Good to meet you Ellie!