Monday 26th June 2023
Report written by Manjit Birk
This evening we did our first task with St Mary's Church on Church St. Such a stunning building which needed a little tlc around the permiter of the actual church where the weeds were starting to grow.
A very warm welcome to Deborah on her first task with us. We hope you enjoyed it.
Our meet up point this evening was Upton Court Park which was 1km from the task location.
It was great to have our 3 friends from Slough Refugee Support English class back again.
Whilst we waited for the rest of the team to arrive, Pam, Claire, Mehdi, Ehsan and Mohammad were treated to a warm up session! We took this opportunity to teach new English words to the guys whilst they taught us the equivalent in Parsi!
Whats the best way to learn a new language? You link it to a word that sounds similar.... so
Lunge is lunch;
Jogging is joking;
Roundabout is circle
You dig it?
With a quick text from Peter saying he'd started walking down with Deborah, the rest of us gave Pam a walking head start before we starting joking down Upton Court Park to the Church.
On arrival we met Devajani, Claire, Agnia, Kam and Scott (our task owner). Scott explained what needed doing and had kindly provided refreshments for us.
We then broke off into smaller groups and got to work on our patch.
Within no time we had removed all the weeds and had the area looking brand new! We then enjoyed some cold drinks and fruit... thank you St Mary's Church. With talk of a return task we set off back to our start locations.
Next week we are at Langley Memorial Park on Langley Rd and corner of High St Langley for a community litter pick and fitness session
Though we also have a litter pick at Black Park on Friday. Plus volunteering at Cippenham Carnival on Saturday.