Victoria

Richmond

Mom of two sons, pilates teacher, admirer of people who do good deeds :)


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Doing good since January 2023


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Sat 4th Feb at 10:30am

Mackenzie's View

Richmond Report written by Sam

Another double-digit turnout meant we could divide into three groups to tackle a variety of tasks towards the top of Petersham Common Woods. It's been a regular spot for GoodGym Richmond with our work including maintaining the famous "Turner's View", planting hundreds of new trees and coppicing others to create a denser middle layer in the woods for nesting songbirds.

Today's challenges were slot-planting new thorn trees above the path by the Star and Garter flats. Green-fingered Anita oversaw Victoria, Beth, Sam and newcomer Christina at this, under Ken's instruction to bury them just on the point that the roots end to ensure each young sapling's survival. The guys took to it dilligently with their focus broken only on occasion by a mighty crack from below, where Chris♂ in full lumberjack mode was clearing an area that needed cutting back.

Around the corner Hounslow tearaway Pippa, plus Monika and Maena continued with the coppicing that we started a couple of weeks ago, while task leader Ken supplied Lindor chocolates and coffee, a deserved treat.

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Hugo Wray

Sun 19th Feb at 4:27pm

Hello. I am Hugo and I am new to GoodGym. I understand that there is a treeplanting session at Petersham common this Saturday. Can you provide me with more information. Thanks.

Liz
Liz (She/her)

Sun 19th Feb at 5:32pm

Hi Hugo, I have sent you an email, please check your junk inbox if you can't spot it!

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Sat 4th Feb at 10:30am

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Victoria went on a community mission

Sat 28th Jan at 10:00am

Tree Pluggers

Richmond Report written by JP

A chilly Saturday morning saw 9 cheery GoodGymers out on Petersham Common planting trees, as part of an overall effort to plant 2,500 trees this winter and 25,000 trees over the past 5 years - all with the help of many volunteers including plenty of support from GoodGym.

Our task was to plant blackthorn and cherry trees - native varieties - towards the bottom end of the Common. Ken explained that the woods is lacking in medium height trees that many birds need to set up a nest in, and showed us how we could use "slot planting" for those with smaller roots. Once they've grown the cherries and blackthorns will be coppiced so they grow back thicker, making for a more immersive woodland for visitors and better habitats for songbirds - an ideal activity for the RSPB's Big Birdwatch weekend!

Despite the chilly air we did our job happily, chatting away in our small groups as we searched for spots to fit a tree, avoiding the bluebells and underground roots. We got through all the trees Ken had brought along and felt happy and satisfied as we headed off to begin our weekends.

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Liz
Liz (She/her)

Sun 29th Jan at 3:48pm

Brilliant work team! 🌲🌳🌲🌳

Victoria
Victoria has done their first good deed with GoodGym. 😎

Saturday 21st January

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GoodGym Runner

Victoria has done their first good deed with GoodGym.

Victoria is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Victoria
Victoria earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. 🥇

Saturday 21st January

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Community Cape

Victoria earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.

Victoria completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Victoria was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

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