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Mon 27th Nov at 6:30pm
This evenings task was to help Slough Outreach at their new unit in Cippenham with a clothes sorting task.
On arrival Shin met us in the shop which was now looking really amazing with loads of newly donated items. But that wasn't where our task was going to be.
Instead Shin walked us over to the storage unit and took us into a huge room which was literally spewing with black bags full of donations! Our task was to sort the bags into piles of children's toys; children's clothes; women's clothes; men's clothes; homeware; books and CD's and items suitable for the homeless.
As the task looked mammoth, we decided to get stuck in and do our run afterwards...we are like the Salvation Armani as no task is too big for us!
Straight away we had the room divided into sections and bags were being torn up, emptied and sorted. A hive of activity which we all XL'd at! It's always a soleful experience sorting through donations especially shoes! What we unraveled tonight was that ladies clearly know that donating is a fashion ...their pile was the highest, closely followed by the children...they pulled their socks up and outgrew their superhero outfits ...but the men don't sweat it as their pile was the smallest - cap-tee-vating to see the trends here.
Shin was over the moon that we had managed to sort the whole room out...so a big shout out to the team
Helping Hands Hamid;
More Giving Manjit;
Raring To Go Ruth
Well done all....enjoy the rest of your Monday Punday
Mon 20th Nov at 6:30pm
We had a last minute cancellation of task today but we never gift up as we soon had one lined up with Clare from Stoke Park Trust helping to wrap up presents for their grotto, tinsel up some tea lights, sort through Christmas lights and a bit of light hovering
We met at the task location at 6:30pm and those wishing to get out for a run went off for a 10 minute out and back run with Ruth back marking and me leading.
Whilst those who wanted to just do the task met us at the task location at 7pm
Clare gave us the low down on what she wanted us to do… there was no time like the present to crack on.
Pam, Keith, Devajani, Maya, Kam and Jean spent some qualitree time wrapping up the empty boxes
Ruth was doing her best not to get her tinsel in a tangle and get it nicely wrapped around the tea lights
Whilst I was doing my best impersonation of Freddie and the famous hoovering scene …
The task was nicely wrapped up in 45 minutes.
Thank you Clare for the last minute task - much appreciated
Fri 17th Nov at 6:30pm
Oh what a night!
15 of us all dressed in our best ready to party the night away at the returning Slough CVS Awards Nights.
We had been shortlisted under Group of the Year award category and although I knew we had a good chance we were up against some great competition (some of whom were our task owners!).
The night started as all good nights do, with a dressed up crowd sipping on gin n’ juice with a chocolate fountain. Though the late arrivals (Nisha, Ricky and I) missed the chocolate fountain!
As we entered the lobby area we bumped into our ever so glamorous team members Jean, Ruth and Agni. Wow! Did you see how amazing Jean looked!!
After having our 1st photo taken (1st out of around 100!) we made our way into the function hall to see the rest of the gang at our tables.
Each and everyone looked amazing!
Slough CVS team opened the event with key note speakers and a warm up act from Ramesh, CEO!
And dinner is served… a delicious medley of South Asian food and a tray of fish..
We nearly won on the raffle! 170 is close to 180 right? But not close enough.
Then onto the dancing act from Creative Academy!
Dr Jim and Dom were an amazing double act on stage presenting the ceremony. A few drinks were consumed by now so can’t tell you how funny they were but I know I laughed (a lot!)
First up were the Business Impact Awards followed by our much awaited Volunteer of the Year Award. We had our very own Sutyee shortlisted for this category for all that she does to support junior parkrun.
Drum roll please……
The award goes to…. Cindy! Well done Cindy…
The highly commended award goes to SUTYEE!!! Wohooo! Applause please as she stands to receive her certificate
Next onto Public Sector Partnership Award
Now the one we were waiting for - Group of the year
First up is a short film on each group nominated. As always, each time GoodGym is mentioned there are cheers all round. Pipe down GoodGym!
And I am delighted to tell you that we received awards in 2 categories
Highly Commended for Making a difference to the environment
Winners of Designing innovative projects!
Even more applause 👏
What a night. It ended with a disco that had everyone up and dancing
We had such a great time! Uber Ricky dropped us home and somehow 'stole' the award which left me in a panic thinking i'd lost it! Luckily the thief returned in the morning with award intact!
Enjoy the photos.. we certainly enjoyed the night
Sun 19th Nov at 2:34pm
Wow that is amazing its a7n absolute shame I missed maybe next year I will come around and then win again next year lol. Also I am unwell too but I feeling better now
Sun 19th Nov at 2:34pm
Congratulations goodgym slough and members
Sun 19th Nov at 8:29pm
Thank you 🙏
Fri 17th Nov at 9:30am
Slough Report written by Slough runner
Sunshine stayed around for our goodgymers. Over 10 bags of clothes sorted into colours.
It looks like Pam and Helen have found their Easter Bunny costimes for next year.
May will let us know when her next dates are available.