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Sat 11th Nov at 10:30am
Today's community mission was to do a litter pick at St Mary's Church in preparation for the Sunday Remembrance Service and Parade.
We had 7 team members eager to collect as much litter as we could to ensure the church grounds were in tip top condition.
At first sight the grounds already looked spick and span, but sometimes you never know what's hidden behind the deep depths of the grass! However today there was very little.
At 11am we observed a 2 minutes silence for the fallen soldiers.
We completed the task in under an hour and collected 4 bags of rubbish (which is actually really good for this task).
Thank you to everyone who attended
Mon 6th Nov at 6:30pm
This evening we were on our first task of helping Slough Outreach with their new Charity Shop come Community Hub in Cippenham.
This unit will be used to support the community as a place to meet, donate items for resale and items for the Outreach work that Shin and his team do.
Our task was to give the shop a clean up - many hands make light work... and that clearly showed this evening as we blitzed through the task in 45 minutes.
Prior to Shin arriving we went for a little jog around the block lead by our very own Jen...
On Shin's arrival we quickly made our way inside the warmth of the shop and got the dusters out to give the shelves a new lease of life.
Mehdi was on mirror duty - he gave himself a great reflection;
Peter had made a new best mate with Henry! They were like shake n' vac putting the goodness back.
Sorry, I’m a bit dusty when it comes to coming up with puns, so I'll stop there.
To summarise, it was great to have the opportunity to help Shin with this new community hub. It's going to be a great asset to the local community and we look forward to helping out as much as we can.
Ps - I think I found my new shoes for the Awards Ceremony next week!
Mon 30th Oct at 6:30pm
Twas the night before Halloween and the good people of GhoulGym Slough were out and ready to give the town a Hallo-Clean at Salt Hill Park
We met at the Salt Hill Activity Centre and after a little photo shoot with Mike we descended into the deep dark depths of the park.
With no running for me tonight (legs are like the living dead after the Dublin marathon yesterday!), I sent the team out for a lap of the park - walk it, run it, jog it… just don’t get totally ghosted with your efforts!
Back from their fitness efforts we stuck to each other like glue and worked as a team to clear a section of the park.
With plenty of dirty hidden treasures in the bushes we had enough to keep us occupied. But when Hamid found what looked like a dumped rucksack with clothes and then we found rope and sheets we decided the witching hour was upon us and time to move on to another part of the park.
Although we had some great masks and accessories tonight, the best dressed award had to go to Sandy - we loved her outfit - she got it at the new boo-tique in Slough- Give em pumpkin to talk about!
With 6 full bags of rubbish collected it was time to call it a night! Everyone was thanked for their efforts and offered a ‘hero’ chocolate - bone appetite!
Witching you all a happy halloween
Mon 16th Oct at 6:15pm
We had a host of activities going on tonight. With walkers, runners and those driving direct to the task all by 6:15 so we could safely get the allotment plot turned over whilst we still had light.
Jen was our first walker with a sustainable travel plan of walking, trains and walking again.
Next we had an influx of runner vs cars! with the much awaited arrival of Ricky for his 95th task! (not sure why I thought it was your 99th) Good to see you!
Just Gimme the Light
The plot we were clearing needed digging over, shearing of the sides, re positioning the blue tarpauling and sweeping the sides to make it all look tidy. We actually managed to get it all done before the day light faded but with the extra light from our lights. Great effort from everyone.
Sarah had kindly offered us some potatoes which the Home Start team had recently dug up. We were boiled over to get them.
Fitness Fun Mash up
As we had a mixed method of arrivals today I thought the team might like a mini PT session using dumbells, kettlebells and med balls!
With deadlifts, woodchops, halos, bent over rows and a killer lunge set! All steamed up! I think the team saute enjoyed it?
We have now finished our monthly sessions at this allotment until next year.
Next week we have an indoor task at St Mary's Church on Church St. Back to normal meet up time of 6:30pm at Upton Court Park.
Mon 11th Sep at 6:30pm
Tonight's task was to help St Mary's primary school with a fence painting task and leaf sweep of their reception playground area.
And as soon as we saw the fence we knew we were going to have a gate-ole time! With 5 colours to paint, it made sense to have 5 team members on this task with the remaining team on the sweeping task.
I could see how eager Hamid was to get stuck in! He even took his shoes off so they wouldn't get dirty! Top man for thinking of that (I was on sweeping duty but still managed to get paint on my trainers!).
Why did the fence go to art school? It wanted to brush up on it's picket skills!
So in order of fence panels we had:-
Pam painting a blue-tiful shade of blue;
Jean was caught red handed with her strawberry red shade;
Mehdi was climbing to the sun in his yellow-vator;
Peter hoped that there would be no purple rain tonight;
Hamid was green with envy looking at everyone else's painting skills
Well done to Team Rainbow for doing such a great job
Meanwhile, in the naughty corner we had Chrissy; Sutyee; Agnija and me doing an un-be-leaf-ably good job of sweeping all the fallen leaves into mini piles and then bagging them! There was deffo no gossiping going on - just pure hard work! Team Sweep did good!
Next week we are at the allotments for our penultimate task before the dark nights start at 6:30! (That time is coming soon!)
Tue 12th Sep at 5:09pm
Fence looked so pretty after, in sure the children would
Tue 12th Sep at 5:09pm
Of noticed it today