Saturday 21st January
Lucy earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.
Lucy completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Lucy was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Sat 21st Jan at 10:30am
We seem to have the knack of scheduling digging tasks during cold snaps lately, so this week we were exchanging regular messages with Helen from the Oxford Urban Wildlife Group to see if we could go ahead with our Saturday morning task. Luckily the ground hadn't frozen too hard by Saturday morning, so off to the nature park we went. It looked magical in the nature park in the frosty, freezing fog. Almost pretty enough for us to forget the cold!
Our task was to dig out bramble roots in a couple of patches of land that are destined to be grassland. The brambles take over fast in the spring, smothering other plants and massively reducing biodiversity, so digging out their roots in the winter helps stop that happening. Bramble roots are often huge - you'd easily mistake some for tree roots - so it's not always an easy task, but it is satisfying. The wildlife group had got 2 new Lazy Dogs for our session (sadly not snoozy canine companions, but a tool designed to dig out roots) so we were well equipped this month. A couple of muddy hours later we'd cleared several wheelbarrow loads of roots and had kept active enough that most of us could still feel our fingers and toes!
Welcome to GoodGym Louise.
Wednesday 14th December 2022
Lucy done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Lucy 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.
Wed 14th Dec 2022 at 6:00pm
'Twas the last task before Christmas, and all through the Hall
We were wrapping and packing, and having a ball.
The chocolates were wrapped in the kitchen with care,
GoodGymers freezing their (finger)tips off in there.
Worker elves packing up hundreds of gifts,
Hats, socks and toiletries, prepared on our shift.
While out in the cold a hardy quartet,
Delivered fundraising leaflets to the roads near Taste Tibet.
We sprang to our tasks, feeling Christmassy cheer,
Just leave it to GoodGym we'll complete it; no fear!
Then we called out as we walked out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
Great work on our last group task of 2022 everyone - so good to finish delivering the leaflets for The Porch winter fundraiser and also to prepare so many of the Christmas gifts which will be delivered with The Oxford Mutual Aid Christmas week food parcels.
Welcome Lucy - good to meet you!