Sophie Humphrey


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Sophie Humphrey went on a group run

Mon 26th Feb at 6:30pm

Dewey always get the job done? Sure Thing!

Wandsworth Report written by Anastasia Hancock (she/her)

It was a blustery evening in Wandsworth last night but we had a job to do, and that wasn't going to hold us back!

Have you heard of the Library of Things? This organisation in partnership with the council has a mission to make borrowing better than buying for people and the planet. It's a more affordable, convenient, socially-rewarding alternative to consumerism, which is particularly important during the current cost-of-living crisis. The idea is that we borrow from their 'library' of tools, equipment and more, saving money by affordably renting quality products such as drills, sound systems or sewing machines rather than contributing to the carbon emissions created by producing them. It has recently opened a branch in Wandsworth and we were asked to help spread the word about this new resource.

We were only too happy to help, so after a warm up, we took a look at the box of leaflets we had been sent, and took turns guessing how many there were inside. Guesses ranged from 500 to 1800, but Eaven showed some amazing spatial awareness skills, with an estimate only 20 off the correct total of 900!

Over the years we like to think we have perfected our leaflet delivering method, and we were soon running like clockwork. The idea is that we run single file, joining the back of the moving queue each time we post a leaflet so that we ensure we don't double up on any houses. That's the idea at least! It tends to work very well with the same number of houses on each side of the street, but we come a bit undone if not, with one team waiting for the other group to catch up!

We have a new empathy for our lovely posties, who have to cope with numb fingers, menacing barks, not to mention letterboxes at the bottom doors (not easy to bend down thatfar after a few kms!) Still, we managed to cover a big distance, running over 7km from the tip of Wandsworth Common, through Wandsworth Town and the surrounding area, even hitting estate agents, pubs and other organisations as we went to spread the net as far and wide as possible. Some keen beans even took a few to deliver on their way home - that's commitment to the cause! If you fancy a day with a waffle maker, carpet cleaner or even a projector, why not check them out.

Next week we have our regular trip to Doddington roof garden followed by our pub quiz social. Hope to see you there! We also have a new weekly task helping deliver hot food for vulnerable people every Sunday which is a fun and rewarding way to spend an afternoon spreading the love!

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Harvey GallagherSam Lefevre
Sophie Humphrey
Sophie Humphrey signed up to a group run.

Mon 26th Feb at 6:30pm

Helps us to spread the word about the Library of Things in Wandsworth

This will help people to know about the services available and help them save money while reducing waste by renting instead of buying.

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Sophie Humphrey
Sophie Humphrey went on a group run

Mon 19th Feb at 6:30pm

Sweet emulsion

Wandsworth Report written by Anastasia Hancock (she/her)

There was a lot to be cheerful about last night, not least the fact that we had a rare inside task, and a new member - put your hands together for Matheo!

Our job for the evening was at The DRCA Community Kitchen, an organisation which offers cooked meals to those suffering from food poverty. The had asked us to come and give the place a good spruce up, so, as usual we met at the BAC for a warm up before heading down to the Doddington estate.

Featuring plenty of fast feet and dynamic stretches, we got our heart rates up and tested our brains by naming as many board games as possible - as well as debating if Buckeroo actually counted as a board game!

Speeding down the DRCA we were met by Justin, who manages the space, and were delighted to find plenty of new brushes, rollers and tubs of paint for us to use. Not only that, but the place was already covered in dust sheets and the areas that needed attention were marked out, which meant we could dive straight into the task.

The DRCA's vision is to provide a welcoming space where no fewer than 19 charities and voluntary sector organisations can use the facilities to prepare and share meals in a safe, hygienic environment. The food prepared there will be freely accessible to those in need, fostering a sense of community and providing a gathering place for individuals to connect, network, and receive support. It's an invaluable resource and we wanted to help make it look as good as it possibly could, so dividing up into teams we wasted no time getting the paint onto the walls.

The kitchen team had the ceiling to paint, and within no time it was rivaling the Sistine Chapel. Meanwhile the wall painting crew had a huge space to cover so didn't dilly-Dali, while downstairs the team were brushing up on their painting skills, doing a great job that was right on the Monet.

Rather than leave the job unfinished, we decided to sacrifice our fitness session for the evening - but don't worry, there will be a doubly intense (but fun) one next week to make up for it! We'll be delivering flyers for the Library of Things so it's a great opportunity to cover some kilometers while spreading the word about a brilliant new resource for local people. Hope to see you there!

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Tue 20th Feb at 12:26pm

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Theresa Joseph
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Tue 20th Feb at 12:29pm

Thanks Ana it was a lovely task to ease myself into - nice to see you and meet some TF and GGymers. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Sophie Humphrey
Sophie Humphrey signed up to a group run.

Mon 19th Feb at 6:30pm

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