Sat 2nd Sep at 11:00am
Local councillors Mabu Shaik (also GoodGym runner) & Neel Rana joined up with Hawker Court residents to cut the grass and overgrown hedges. The lovely residents Sylvia, Mr & Mrs. Thomas family along with Derrick who lent the tools and electricity to cut make the mission successful.
Each of us took the three tools available. The resident Derrick used the saw to cut the tree blocking the window – Neel Rana mowed most the of the grass, but unfortunately the mower stopped working, luckily most of the grass cut. Mabu cut the hedges with the petrol disc cutter. At the end of the session everyone helped to gather the green waste to a corner. The front garden now tidy and safe for the residents, who’re elderly.
Thanks to Manjit who organised the event to help the residents of Slough.
Saturday 19th August
Mabu done a 6 month mission streak.
Mabu 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 Mabu a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
Sat 19th Aug at 11:00am
The task today was the cut back the bushes that were overcrowding the street lighting in Maplin Park.
Here is the report from Mabu:-
'The overgrown hedge in Maplin park had taken over the lamp posts. The residents raised this with their local councilor who contacted the GoodGym team and aaked for assistance. The team sprung in to action with the residents support. The result is that two lamp post have been cleared from the overgrown hedge. The residents helped us with the access to their gardens and lent their garden tools very kindly.
This togetherness bringing the residents together showcases the importance of local residents taking control of their environment. The green waste will be collected by Tom Jeffery, ex Olympian, now turned Tree Surgeon. Thanks to Tom for helping with this activity.
The councillor thanked the GoodGym Volunteers who helped the local communities with a long standing problem'
Well done all.
Mon 3rd Jul at 6:30pm
This evening's session was a real community affair as we aimed to connect local residents and local councillors with the GoodGym concept of wellbeing, fitness, mental health, social interaction and social goodness - all combined on a Monday evening.
We hope the local residents enjoyed a mini fitness session in the park before we did a community litter pick.
The idea of this cocktail combination was mastered when long term member Mabu became a local ward councillor and asked me if we could do something in his ward to engage with the residents and show them options to getting fit and doing good!
A litter taster of GoodGym
It's always our intention to make more people aware of what we do and how they can join in. Perhaps the local residents may not be ready to join us across the town however tonight's session was a litter taster of what we do, when we do it and how we do it. So hopefully more locals will start to get involved or even create their own little GG communities.
F is for fun and fitness
As we were staying put rather than our usual run/walk off to the task location, I had more time to brush off the dust on the circuit kit and have it all ready before anyone even turned up! With the help of Mabu who was there super early, we put out the cones, the hurdles and the agility ladder.
By the time everyone had arrived including Cllr Manku and two local residents, the wind had died down just enough! It was great to see Sara again and to have our friends from Slough Refugee Support back for their 4th session! They really are becoming a regular part of the team and we love it!
Starting off with a gentle warm up and introductions, I then took 3 takes to make an impromptu introduction video to GoodGym (at least I was on a 'good' hair day!).
Next we had cone to cone running (or walking) in 30 seconds, followed by heads, shoulders, knees, toes and cone game, swiftly followed by a split in the teams with one going for a walk/run around the triangle footpath whilst the other did a circuit set. And finally, la piece de resistance...a good old fashioned relay race!
L is for a lotta litter or a little litter
You never know how much litter you will find in a park like Langley Memorial. The wind tonight certainly didn't help keep the park tidy. So we decided to go with 3 black bags to start with and see how much we could collect.
We broke off into smaller groups with Sara taking Mohammad and Eshan with her; Pam had Jean and Mehdi, whilst Mabu had Gurcharan and Peter. Eshan was constantly practising his English skills with new words being added to his vocabulary like Starburst!
Within 20 minutes we had filled those 3 black bags full of rubbish.
Well done to everyone for attending and getting stuck in.
Next week we will be meeting at Kennedy Park in Britwell for a leaflet task.
Thu 15th Jun at 10:15am
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