Group run

A Plum Gig

10 runners ran 1.4km to help the Elizabeth House Food Hub in Islington.

  • Sam Chapman
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Hanry Alexander Heatherwick-Lammers
  • Ernestas Jegorovas-Armstrong
  • Nikki Holman
  • Flo Wratten
  • Marie-Laure Hicks
  • Paul
  • Mali D
  • Tom Martin
Monday, 2nd of August 2021
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

Our team at Goodgym Islington joined us for our second official group run from the Emirates Stadium since the return of social running. This time, 5 of us warmed up and ran together towards Elizabeth House Foodbank, one of our classic missions during the height of the pandemic. Paul and Hanry bumped into each other while run commuting from North London, and found out that they were going in the same direction!

Upon our arrival, we met up with the rest of the crew, who had come straight to the task from work, on foot, by bike and on electric scooter! Natalie from Elizabeth House has prepared 10 large crates of donated shopping for our goodgymmers to drop off at various walkable locations across Arsenal, Highbury Hill and Blackstock Estates- essential supplies for local families, vulnerable individuals and those in care.

As the food bank volunteers closed up the centre for the day, we were all offered some lovely sweet plums grown at the Castle Climbing Centre community food gardens, which would have been discarded otherwise (as is the nature of growing fresh fruit from trees- nothing for months, and then a year's worth of food appears out of nowhere!)

Our 5 Goodgym runners picked up their bags of plums, and scaled the mighty Highbury Hill climb back to the Emirates Stadium for our return journey to HQ. A top evening out helping out a busy community organisation.

Next Monday

We will be back group running again next Monday- running to Thornhill Square Gardens, just off Caledonian Road. Beautiful community garden space, maintained by the Friends of Thornhill Square Gardens.

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Elizabeth House Foodbank Community Missions

If you would prefer not to join the group run sessions over the following Monday evenings, then Elizabeth House Foodbank would love to invite you back to help with more food bank deliveries over the next 3 weeks!

Starting at 6.45pm at Elizabeth House Foodbank, each Monday evening.

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