Long distance runner for 10 years and have volunteered for a few charities, particularly focusing on avoiding food waste and helping those in food poverty
Sat 2nd Mar at 10:00am
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Sun 4th Feb at 10:30am
The rain held off for us to join Lemon and Jinji, the refill store, on their monthly litter pick. We welcomed Claire for her first face to face session and hope to see her again soon. Endless crisp packets, cans and vapes were found plus some huge canisters and even a beer keg! Our youngest litter picker (aged 3) found such a big pile of rubbish it was taller than her. There was so much rubbish around the industrial estate that one of the staff had to go out in a van to collect everything at the end. Great job team - we hope to join Lemon and Jinji again soon - and not just because there was discounted coffee and cake for litter pickers!
Wed 31st Jan at 7:00pm
Finishing out the January challenge strong we had GGers litter picking across the south reaching not just Southampton, but stretching to Romsey, Lyndhurst, Portsmouth, London and even Devon. Spreading the good deeds far and wide from alleyways to beaches, from Dobble cards to buttons. Dave found 24 pieces in minutes and Wilson picked way beyond 24 pieces in just 24 metres. We welcomed Clairefor her very first task with a lunchtime plog and hope to meet her in person soon. There’s a lot more places looking spick and span thanks to our efforts. Well done everyone. What a great start to the year!
Wed 31st Jan at 6:30pm
We collected 71 tubs for the Pub to Tub task!!!!!!!!!!
Most collected by Wilson - who did a shout out at school and the tubs kept comin' in
Did you know that all tubs in 2023 were 50g lighter than tubs in 2022....
The plastic containers will be collated and sent to DCW Polymers where the containers are shredded before being sold to manufacturers where they are made into recycled products. All the profit money from the sales will be given to our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
All tubs will be collected in February 2024 from each drop-off location across a couple of days. Routes will be carefully planned for the collection drivers to help minimise the amount of road miles.
Well done to everyone who added some extra weight to their runs, walks and cycles this evening with all the food bank donations. It was a great finish to our January challenge and so nice to see so many of you at the pub for our first social of 2024.
Our task this evening was to clean bricks! It was fun from the start with Richard demonstrating how clean we needed to clean the bricks, (I'm sure he had picked an easy one!) Some important things to note were how to clean the "P" on a brick and how to decide if a dink was just a dink!
Ellie and Hannah got to work by collecting the bricks from the big pile and wheelbarrowing them up to the two cleaning stations
Judy, Val, Sarah, Amanda and Wilson were armed with tools at their cleaning tables, ready to scrape and remove mortar and paint from the bricks. (Not as easy as Richard made it look)
We welcomed a new volunteer Leszek to the task this evening, after helping with a task on Sunday it was great to see him join us for our Monday session. Together with Janet and Helen he helped in the shop to dismantle parts of the counter and treat some of the wooden worktop.
Once the work in the shop was complete the whole team got stuck into brick cleaning.
The time whizzed by and the hour passed quickly. We managed to clean 58 bricks!
Once cleaned up, used bricks have a monetary value of 60p each, the farm will sell the bricks to a local reclamation company.
We dink we only made a slight dink in the pile of bricks so we will be back soon for a Saturday session to do some more!