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Wed 25th Oct at 6:00pm
First off, Happy Birthday to our lovely Judy - thanks for choosing to spend your birthday evening with us!
Judy and Samantha were in their element sorting toiletries and packing up hospital packs for new mums, whilst the rest of Team Baby Store were sorting donations and tidying up boxes of baby clothes. There was a little bit of cooing over cute little baby vests and sleepsuits.
Team Food Bank put together food and household packages, put away donations and tidied the lovely bundles that had been put together by Baby Basics volunteers earlier in the day.
It's always amazing how much we can get done in such a short space of time, and Di certainly seemed over the moon. Great work, guys.
Wednesday 25th October
Finnuala (She/her) been Mission Verified.
Congratulations to Finnuala who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Finnuala a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.
Tue 24th Oct at 10:30am
Another busy session at the new venue. Richard lead the team out back, being Finnuala and Rob. Filling orders for food and toiletries like aces! Lucy and Pat kept the scores at the handout point. Bev and made a huge tureen of soup that went down a storm! Just the thing as the days get colder.
Sun 22nd Oct at 10:00am
9 Goodgymers were divided into 3 teams to conquer a very ambitious list of greening tasks over just a few hours.
Dave led the Gangster Gardeners (name borrowed from the inspiring Ron Finley - please watch his TED Talk). Their team led a litter pick and gifted hanging flower baskets to vacant hooks all along the road.
Jane led the Budding Botanists with homing almost 100 plants from Southsea's waterfront garden centre into planters and baskets, and decorate them with strings of solar fairy lights to brighten up the night for local residents (both human and canine)!
Aoife led the Brush Brigade to miraculously paint (and dry) 6 trough planters and a pallet in bright shades of green just in time for planting before the event ended.
There was a WILDLY successful raffle thanks to the careful counting of Wilson! A whopping 86 bins were left to linger on the pavements and hopefully we've gone a small way to encourage some positive change on the road with bringing loads of native pollinator plants for our birds, bees and butterflies to enjoy.
Many of our plants and pots were donated to be "re-loved" rather than thrown away, and 4 of our 6 large wooden planters were made from recycled timber with the proceeds from their purchase going to Second Chance Animal Rescue.
Thanks to all who came out to lend a hand and to event photographers Joe Watson and Zoe Munday, as well as event supporters Wilder Portsmouth, Natural England, The Package Free Larder, Portsmouth City Council, Fawcett Road Greening Group, and Bradite Paints.
Mon 23rd Oct at 6:30pm
Congratulations Julie, epic organisation skills 👍👍 And the photos are excellent too.
Mon 23rd Oct at 9:00pm
Thanks Katie! I love a clipboard and task list in case you couldn't tell!
Tue 24th Oct at 3:50pm
That was so well-organised and loads of fun. Great refreshments too! Thanks Julie!
Tue 24th Oct at 4:21pm
You rocked it with the solar lights - thanks for all of you help!!
Fri 27th Oct at 10:00pm
Looks like such a great task and the photos are amazing!
Sat 28th Oct at 8:30am
Thanks Laura! The photographer is a friend of mine @joe_watson_photography