KRG PROFILE: #2 HELEN DEGENERATE

 

Story behind the name & number: The name came from a friend of mine who used to skate with the team. It’s a play on my name and the oh so awesome Ellen DeGeneres, and add to that the fact we are both gay, it was sort of perfect! After that it kind of stuck, to the point that I changed my old name [Ed: Hellen’s previous skate name was Hell O’Mighty] to this because I liked it so much. The number 2 is my lucky number so was a no brainer.

Jammer or Blocker: I’m most happy blocking but I can jam too. I want to work hard at being a double threat.

Favourite derby move: Probably backwards blocking and shoulder checks. It is mega satisfying getting the other player off track and recycling them all the way back! As for jamming; bean dip all the way!!

Derby role model: Mayjour Collision (KRG) – a skater who is the reason I got into the sport and someone who I look up to so much. I hope I am half the player she is, as she is an awesome double threat. I love her footwork so much that when I was learning (and even now) I practiced my ass off until I was happy on my toe stops and edges! Also, at training, she always gives 110%!

Why roller derby: I only had to try it once and then the more simple question was why do anything else?

How did you get involved with KRG: The skater I mentioned earlier, Mayjour Collision, was trying to get her cousin to go and she made me go with her so she wasn’t alone. She ended up not going again, but I never looked back!

What goes through your mind before a game: “Ohhhh crap” and then all of the excitement!

Your favourite derby moment so far: Too many to name, but coming 3rd in our tier at champs last year is pretty high up there.

Your favourite WFTDA team to watch: I think Victorian Roller Derby League (Melbourne, Australia).

And finally, what’s your day job: Warehouse Assistant in a pet food shop. I like it, it means I lift 20kg most of the day, so I don’t need a gym membership!

500 Foody Things!!!

This February we are aiming to collect 500 foody things to donate to Canterbury Food Bank

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In order to collect enough variety of goods, and in an attempt to get everything CFB needs for their parcels, we’ve given each day of the week a theme…

  • Macaroni Monday (think all things pasta and rice)
  • Tin Food Tuesday (tuna, tomatoes, vegetables, beans, soup and such like)
  • Wash Up Wednesday (cleaning products and washing powder and toiletries)
  • Thirsty Thursday (no alcohol allowed, just drinks like tea, coffee and fruit squash)
  • Baby Food Friday (speaks for itself, but you could always throw some nappies and wipes in there too!)
  • Sweet Things Saturday (rice pudding, biscuits and custard)
  • Sweetcorn Sunday (for everyones favourite tinned veg)

But don’t feel you have to stick to our plan, any donations are welcome at any time.

You can either give your donations to the Kent roller girl of your choice, or get in touch with us on any of our social media platforms and we’ll arrange a rendezvous.

CFB has specific things that they are in desperate need of for their clients, so please have a look at the list below before parting with your hard earn cash. And please ensure any donations have at least 3 months left on their best before date.

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And KRG’s 2016 chosen charity is….

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We are really excited to be supporting Canterbury Food Bank this year.

They are a community project and registered charity, who provide emergency food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury District (Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages).

We’re hoping to get involved in food drives, raising funds and volunteering at various events over the next 12 months, so look out for details of what we’re up to and how you can help on our Facebook page.

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Charity collection is well on the way!!

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This year we are again collecting toiletries and other such small gifts for Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.

We are well on the way to making a good start on this and we hope to have as big, if not even bigger, a bounty as we did last year!

If you’d like to help us support this fantastic organisation, just pop us a message on our Facebook page, or hand your donations over to your favourite KRG skater by the end of this month.

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