Tue 8th Oct 2019 at 6:00pm
We were literally buzzing around to get the bed moved (we had to get past many intercoms and technical challenges just to get to the front door).
Once we were at last inside and reached the flat we were greeted by Mr Fs daughter and friend, who were very welcoming. They showed us to the room and gave directions to move the divan bed and riser recliner arm chair to the spare room. This will enable space for a new hospital bed and specialist seating to be assembled in Mr F's bedroom on Monday.
Mon 30th Sep 2019 at 6:45pm
In a day that started off with blue skies and high hopes, and ended with a complete soaking, it is great to be reminded of just how far people will go to support their local community. The heavens opened just as we were starting our warm up last night, and the heavy rain didn't stop . It didn't stop when we ran down to the community garden, or when we worked cutting back and shifting pallets for half an hour, or when we ran back to base...or even when we finished the night with hill sprints! Yet all that time there were smiles and laughing at soggy trainers, and splashing about and a some good natured complaining - all in the name of doing good for others. GoodGymers - you're brilliant!
Don't forget that...
There is a community mission coming up for Wandsworth Foodbank Thursday - this vital organisation needs a hand with their annual stock take. Expect lots of heavy lifting, sorting food and other important jobs, and as this is a community mission, you don't need to be DBS checked for this one.
Clapham Common parkrun is cancelled this weekend so if you're hoping to run your closest options are Tooting, Fulham Palace, Brockwell and Wimbledon.
After a high intensity warm up and a quick discussion on the best things in our life (family, cheese, our beds, the Japanese rugby team), we set off at a quick trot towards Doddington community roofgarden, a local space which has been transformed to be used by people living in the area who might not have access to a garden to grow fruit, veg and flowers and run entirely by volunteers.
Hilaire, the lady who manages the garden, met us with a highly organised list of jobs on the blackboard, loads of tools and the conclusion that 'we were all mad'. Probably!
Jobs ranged from weeding and moving pallets, to more technical jobs such as cutting back loquat and fig trees and vines. We learned what all these things meant before we were let loose with loppers - every day's a school day! The rain was still not showing any signs of letting up so we cut the session a little short and opted to run back to the BAC and do a little bit of fitness there. Partnering up, we tackled three hill sprints mixed with some conditioning exercises, and everybody did a thoroughly good job in the best of the British weather. Let's hope Paul was joking when he told us we could expect snow in two weeks' time!
We finished off the night with some stretches, and headed back into the warm. Well done on putting in the effort on such a miserable night gang - next week I'm sure it will be back to sunshine and rainbows over the BAC. Sign up here for more Monday fun.
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Lucy Rimmington done a 6 month mission streak.
Lucy just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Lucy a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
Wed 18th Sep 2019 at 1:00pm
Lucy and I arrived at Ms J's and waited for the OT to let us in and give us our instructions . He was a little late and we were getting ready to leave when he arrived. Just in time.
There was a table, chair and sofa to be moved outside for the council to collect so we started with the easy parts first getting those down the stairs quite easily.
The sofa proved more difficult. We found out when lifting it that it was a sofa bed and after some fiddling around realized it could be easily dismantled which made it easier to move and a lot lighter.
After some careful maneuvering to get it out of the flat we (in true Ross from Friends style) pivoted it down and round the staircase and placed it outside with the rest of the furniture.
After 15 minutes we were done, said out goodbyes and headed back to work.
Great to meet you Lucy.