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Will make space for OT to provide a new riser recliner which he needs to help him stand from sitting
Sat 2nd Dec at 4:00pm
Will make space for OT to provide a new riser recliner which he needs to help him stand from sittingRead more
Thu 7th Dec at 6:15pm
Surbiton Rotary raised over £6000 for elderly, young and other disadvantaged people in the Borough last yearRead more
Thu 16th Nov at 4:00pm
With a new recliner chair arriving soon, Mr R needed some room to put it in. So we moved one chair and a few of his bits and pieces away from nearby the plug sockets.
Thu 26th Oct at 11:00am
The job sounded simple - bring one couch from inside the bungalow, outside. However no-one accounted for the blocks underneath, which although we cleverly managed to swivel and pivot enough to get through one door way, getting through the front door was no simple feet...
Even after a bit of hammer time from Rob, we were still no more out than in. So Rachel went and knocked on the neighbors door and with the aid of his allen key set and and extra set of muscles, we finally got the sofa through the front door.
Next job was a quick hoover up of the bits of wood chipping left over from the hammering... Needless to say Rob needs extra training in this task...
Sat 21st Oct at 10:00am
A bit of rain was not going to deter the hardy GoodGymers from finishing the GoodGym flowerbed ready for winter.
Tools collected we started off clearing the leaves and weeds with very long roots.
Nearly an hour in we were joined by Sam who volunteers in the garden. Rob then collected some more woodchip whilst Julie and Claire spread it around and Sam finished off the weeding.
The rain had eased off and the sun had come out so Trevor joined us from the Canbury Garden volunteers and helped us put the fence in. It was a team effort feeding the wire through the holes trying to avoid it kinking but we got the job done.
As we finished up and admired the flowerbed the heavens opened again so we all headed off a little soggy for our lunch.
Great work everyone 🌟 the extra time spent on the fence made a great difference.
Sat 23rd Sep at 10:00am
On a beautiful sunny morning in Kingston it was time for GoodGym to become the Ground Force team for the morning and tackle a flowerbed transformation.
A giant laurel bushes, brambles, weeds and dead plants stood before us. Josie, Doris, Louise and Gordon tacked the weeds and brambles while Tom and Trevor cut down the laurel to give the plants some more light.
Claire and Tom got their steps in for the day going to and from the car to collect all the plants and compost.
Kate and Jassy arrived with our 2 tiniest members for their first task and after a quick biscuit to refuel it was time to lay the plants out using Claire’s planting plan. A few adjustments on positioning and a planting lesson from Gordon and the transformation commenced.
We all battled some tough roots hiding below as we dug holes for the plants and as we started planting Rob joined us to help plant a few of the plants and Jade popped by to check on our progress.
Plants in we distributed the rest of the compost and Tom and Dorris headed to the river for some water to give the plants a good drink.
12.50 pm and we were finished right on time and Trevor from the Friends of Canbury Gardens was delighted with the result.
A huge thank you to Gordon for advising on plants, keeping them watered and driving them all to Kingston.
Looking forward to part 2 planting the Spring bulbs on Tuesday night.