The plot thickens…

9 Goodgymers helped their local community in Slough
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Monday 19th June 2023

Report written by Manjit Birk

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I’m so pleased that three of our friends from Slough Refugee Support English class decided to come along tonight after having enjoyed a volunteering session with us last Thursday.

Mehdi, Mohammad and Ehsan were ready and raring to go! They had already arrived as Jean and I walked up to our meet up point.

With Peter soon in tow, we started to walk down to the task location - The Stoke Road, Cherry Orchard Allotments. This is where our task owner Home Start help women (pre and post natal) to provide a space for connecting with nature, meeting new people , reduce isolation, enhance mental wellbeing and harvest and grow food.

Our task tonight was to turn over the soil in the last two beds and remove all the weeds.

I beg your garden?!

We love helping Home Start on this project as it’s a task where we all get to be in the same locality and talk to each other.

This is one thing that our 3 new participants wanted - to talk to other people and practice their conversational skills. So we split ourselves up and spent some time tonight talking to new people, enhancing our own moods, doing something good and just generally being happy.

We all learned new words today from Parsi to English to Bengali to Punjabi - Slough really is the multicultural center of Berkshire!

Celebrate Good Times

It was Jean's birthday a couple of weeks so she bought along some yummy cakes for us all.

Speaking of birthday's... it's nearly our 5th birthday! I'll be sending out some details soon on our celebrations!

Next week we are helping St Mary’s Church on Church St. This is a new task for us so hope to see you there.

Session Leader
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Devajani Sengupta
Peter Jewell
Jean Watts
Kam Atwal
Sandy Dhaliwal
Manjit Birk
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Litter Pick
🗓Friday 9:30am

Improve the local environment for residents and wildlife

Manjit Birk
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