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Tue 23rd Jan at 2:00pm
Cathy and Beth took to the streets of St Margarets to clear them of rubbish. There was plenty to get along the long streets, with such delights as poo bags, bottles of unmentionable liquids and a toy car. A nice chat was had and one resident thanked us for our work :)
Wed 10th Jan at 12:30pm
Monika, Beth, JP and Cathy spent a sunny hour clearing litter from the Three Pigeons plot, Buccleuch Gardens, and surrounding areas to make the paths and land pristine. When starting, very little seemed to be there (hurrah!) but on closer inspection, more started to become apparent under the leaves and around the edges. JP seemed the most excited at finding new litter, with calls of 'ooh mayonnaise / crisp packet / BOTTLE' heard across the path. We had a nice chat about weekend plans, jobs and new prospects, before heading back to our respective roles, with Cathy continuing to clear the path back to St Margarets (with her own litter picker, no less - true dedication).
Thu 4th Jan at 1:00pm
The third of four leaflet drops for the Shooting Star Children's Hospice took place in lunch break today, with 5 Richmond regulars and a new joiner (welcome, Nick!) hitting the streets with bundles of blue paper.
We started off Cambridge Park in East Twickenham, covering Alexandra, Morley, Denton, Cresswell and Cambridge Roads before crossing over to the other side and doing Beresford and Park Road, then finished off along Richmond Road.
Fortunately we managed to get done before the rain... hopefully it'll stay dry for the last round of leafleting at 10am on Saturday morning (meet at Richmond station) - sign up here for that one! https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/sharing-information-about-the-shooting-stars-christmas-tree-collection-d1331921-b40b-452a-aa0a-a8c3aae6ec06
Fri 29th Dec 2023 at 10:00am
A merry Twixmas task on the 5th day of Christmas, on Petersham Common to continue traditional hedgerow laying, a task we started earlier in December and are back to complete in January. This traditional method of hedgerow habitat creation involves lot of manual work: clearing the working area, pleaching the young trees, knocking in posts and weaving in wood to create the top part.
Above all of that though, the group gathered to celebrate Beth reaching 100 tasks. In only eleven months since joining too. Sal brought along her wonderful homemade brownies and a new set of wings for Beth to wear, Jp and Liz sorted the group card, Ken boiled up fresh coffee on his storm kettle (with a little cheeky Bailey's to add after the task) and the whole team brought the warm hugs and appreciation.
A massive congratulations and thank you for everything you do for the people we help in Richmond, and for GoodGym Richmond itself too. In Beth's own lovely words:
"I love GoodGym, I talk about it all the time... it's just exactly what I was looking for when I moved to the area."
Thu 4th Jan at 1:00pm
Helping to raise funds for Shooting Stars Children's HospicesRead more
Mon 4th Dec 2023 at 6:45pm
A Christmas cracker of a task for us this evening, visiting one of our favourite spots, the lovely Lynde House Care Home. Made all the more special as we celebrated Sarah Jane reaching a milestone 50 Good Deeds! Congratulations Sarah 👏🏽
The journey there is almost all river path, which is always a treat in Richmond, but particularly special when there are twinkly lights reflecting in the river. A lovely sight for us as we ran towards the home. Our arrival there was just as delightful, with a warm welcome from task owner Gitana. The indoors had already been lovingly decorated with Christmas decorations but we were asked to help get the outdoor lights up and bring some joy to their beautiful gardens. There was some untangling to be done, as is always the way with fairy lights, but soon we had adorned the pine tree and bushes outside with lights to rival anything we had seen at the riverside!
The task finished off with a quick photoshoot in the dark and a final run back to Richmond, via a picture with The Ivy bear 🐻
We have the GoodGym Richmond Christmas lunch on Sunday, it truly is the season to be jolly. Let the festivities begin!
Mon 4th Dec 2023 at 6:45pm
Bringing some traditional Christmas cheer for residentsRead more
Mon 16th Oct 2023 at 6:45pm
Not all heroes wear capes, but some do...
This evening two dedicated members, Sam and Chris did just that to celebrate 250 GoodGym tasks each. The capes really did bring some extra hero energy to the evening as Chris set the pace for run training around Richmond Green and Sam found unexpected energy to join in, despite smashing an epic time at the Cabbage Patch 10 mile race the day before.
There were more heroics in the group too as the speed walking group discovered a crime scene by a car on the Green. They sacrificed their session to do the right thing and ring 111 to report the smashed car window and belongings strewn across the grass.
The rest of the group headed to the next stage of the hero mission, sweeping up and bagging leaves at St John the Divine, followed by some weeding.
The final leg saw a heroes' welcome for Chris and Sam at the Batcave/Stark Tower/Tap Tavern, where more members joined to raise a glass to their achievements. Cheers Chris and Sam 🍻