Mon 4th Sep 2023 at 6:30pm
Tonight's task was to help Wexham Park Hospital with a litter pick task. We've now been helping Mike and the team at Wexham since we first starting operating in Slough and it's been a nice little give back each time to the NHS.
With my legs feeling a little sore from The Big Half race yesterday, I had already decided I could not run today. I think everyone was secretly pleased with that announcement, so we made our 2.5km route up to the hospital from our meet up point at Masaani on Shaggy Calf Lane.
En route we bumped into a lovely man from Japan who expressed an interest in joining us in the future - we hope he does!
On arrival, we could see the levels of litter had increased so we quickly got to work on collecting as much as we could. It was the usual finds - cans, crisp packets, masks, parking tickets, items of clothing!
Working in pairs or small teams we systematically made our way around the front of the hospital collecting 4 bags of rubbish.
Thank you everyone for all your help today.
Next week we will be helping St Mary's primary school in Farnham Common for a fence painting task.
Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Anousha has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Anousha is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Tue 2nd May 2023 at 6:30pm
Tonight we did our first task with St Paul's Church on Stoke Rd. What a stunning church it is and such beautiful grounds. It was great to have Devajani and Anousha join us on their first task with us too.
Peter, Kam, Sut and I met at the start point and walked down the 1km distance to the Church where we met Devajani and Anousha. We were a few minutes early so task owner Nelina was still en-root!
I took this opportunity to go over some safety guidelines and told the team how the task came about. It's great that after nearly 5 years we are still growing our task base and getting new good deeds to do over Slough.
When Nelina arrived she gave us the task low down and we collected the tools from the 'dungeon' and set to work. We then pro-seeded.
May the fork be with you
The ground was pretty tough and quite difficult to dig into with the spades. The fork team did well though. They were well grounded with their choice of tools. Team spades soon decided it was easier to work on the softer ground and turn over that soil. When bush comes to shove, we best remember to collect the right tool next thyme!
With a solid 45 minutes spent digging up the bed we felt like progress had been made but this bed definitely needs a revisit.
Thank you to the whole team tonight in their efforts.
Next week is bank holiday Monday, however we will be out on a task during the day (rather than the evening).
GoodGym - Do Good, Get Fit | GoodGym x Big Help Out: Coronation weekend Clean Up! - GoodGym Slough