Gill Hood

Gill Hood

London Marathon Oct 2021 - The Green Team


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][url=][b]The Green Team[/b][/url] is a fantastic Edinburgh based charity that supports young people to find their place in nature. Spending time outdoors as a child or young person produces a life-long love of nature and the natural environment. For some children it’s the opportunity to take part in an environmental volunteering project, making practical improvements to local parks and woodlands, or just enjoying spending time outside engaging in nature and having fun. For others, it is the opportunity to use nature for personal development: building resilience, confidence and relationships, exploring risk, undertaking learning and developing new skills. The Green Team also works with corporates, offering employee volunteering opportunities that support team development, corporate social responsibility and mental wellbeing. [/p][p]For everyone it’s the opportunity to spend time with others outdoors, to feel a sense of satisfaction and achievement, to make new friends and most of all to enjoy the peace and calm of green spaces.[/p][p]I have volunteered for The Green Team with my colleagues at BlackRock. The volunteer days allowed us to connect in a new way and to meet and get to know new colleagues. On one event we were working together to clear invasive vegetation, maintaining footpaths and even rebuilding a bridge over a stream. On another day (a cold January day I might add!) it was the turn of all Edinburgh based MDs and Directors to head out for a day of tree planting. Needless to say we became very competitive and wanted to ensure we planted more trees than the previous group! By working as a team and having a lot of fun along the way, we achieved our goal and returned to the office feeling proud of our collective achievement. [/p][p][b]I am running the London Marathon in support of The Green Team not only for their work in preserving nature but for the amazing opportunities they bring to us all, and especially to children.[/b][/p]
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Oct 10, 2021


Brilliant effort Gill. Congratulations! Alan @ Balance


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2021

Sam Eade

Oct 6, 2021


Well done!! Johan & Jim


Oct 5, 2021

Shauleen M


plus £3.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2021


We’ll done Gill! You’re amazing!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2021

Michael Tulloch

Amazing achievement Gill. Well done x


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2021


Congrat on completing your run!


Oct 3, 2021

Clare and Steve T

Good luck Gill. Swift and Bold.


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2021

L Osterloh

Good luck Gill!! You will be amazing! Love Les, Nick and Sam xx


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2021



plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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