Tower Hamlets

Community mission

**ONGOING COMMUNITY MISSION** Joining the Barts Volunteers as Active Hospital Responders OR at the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Centre, ExCeL

We have been asked to partner with Barts Volunteers on these two activities in the weeks ahead...(and you pick your slots!)


GoodGym have been asked to get involved with Nancy Whiskin and her team at Barts Volunteers. Over the weeks ahead, the volunteering effort will comprise many different activities, both within the hospital environment and at the Vaccination Centre at Newham's ExCel.

Activity may include taking staff meals from the canteen up to the outside of the wards; manning the (glass-fronted) visitors' desk; running patient belongings left by friends and relatives up to the wards; overseeing the rollout of the new staff wellbeing centres...

There are many roles which will include high levels of physical activity for GoodGymers.

What you need to know about sign-up

  • This is a rolling Community Mission - you pick your preferred dates and times when you sign up via the link below. THE SIGN-UP DATE ON THIS LISTING AHOULD BE IGNORED.

  • Your sign-up will take place externally, here, directly with Barts Volunteers.

  • You have the option to choose whether to volunteer either at the vaccination centre OR at a hospital.

  • GoodGym applications must be marked clearly, as we will be treated as a separate group when being processed online.

  • In due course, we will have our own dropdown box on sign-up under the question, "Are you from another organisation?" But for now, please make it clear on your application you're from GoodGym.

Contacts and queries

Nancy Whiskin and Tower Hamlets Area Activator Laura will be overseeing this activity. If you have any GoodGym-related queries regarding this Community Mission, please contact Laura.

Health and safety

  • There are stringent processes in place at all of the Trust's venues to keep volunteers safe.

  • You will not be in contact with any patients or visiting any wards.

  • You will be taken through a full risk assessment at your first visit.

Date and time

16:30 - 18:30 Monday, 18th of January 2021

Sign up by 12:00pm on Wednesday 31st March so we can let Laura know who to expect.


As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Start Location

Royal London Hospital
Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel
E1 1BB View Map

What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.


Xavier Yau
Xavier Yau
Wednesday January 6th, 2021 13:45

Can we still attend this community mission if we haven't completed our external sign up with Barts Volunteers? My girlfriend and I are still trying to locate our DBS/birth certificates before we can complete the sign up forms. Thanks!

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Wednesday January 6th, 2021 16:09

Hi Xavier, this Community Mission doesn't have an actual date - we just need to put A date on a listing, if that makes sense. The sign-up IS that external sign-up process with Barts Volunteers. And I recall, from memory, there may be an option in input alternative forms of ID if you don't have a DBS.

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Laura Williams
Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Who's going

  • Libby Eastwood
  • Stefan
  • Sian Waugh
  • Kara Duffy
  • Chi Nwa
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Alex Dray
  • John Adkins
  • Charlotte Price
  • Clelia
  • Even Alin
  • Victoria Prouse
  • Jennifer McGill
  • Hounslow runner
  • Andrew Lightfoot
  • Anastasia
  • Emma Hosken
  • Gemma Bones
  • Leo
  • Katie Hammond
  • Katrin
  • Xavier Yau
  • Becky
  • Rosa
  • Bea Erdelyszky
  • Laura Williams

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Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel
E1 1BB

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