Tower Hamlets

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A wood time was had by all

9 GoodGymers made their way to help the Get Out in Tower Hamlets.

  • Ivo
  • Justin Wetters
  • John Shirley
  • Chris Burns
  • Laura Williams
  • Rohan
  • Lobo
  • Oliver Rockett
  • Jess
Monday, 29th of January 2024
Led by Laura Williams
The pre-task workout

A small, determined group gathered for tonight’s fitness session at the bottom of Harley Grove.

Blessed with a quiet area and dry surfaces, we were able to crack on with some serious wall fitness, including our obligatory split squats; seated leg lowers and tricep dips, and some incline push-ups.

The task

At 8pm, we made our way around the corner to see Kieran, who runs the GET OUT charity, and catch up with some more GoodGymers.

Tonight’s task was to shift a mountain of large logs to the opposite side of this garden, in order to help start building a small wall of mushroom logs.

After a short briefing from Kieran about the GET OUT charity, we made our way around to the log pile and started shifting a variety of logs and tree stumps to the back wall of the garden. Working individually and in teams, the GoodGymers sped through the pile of logs, and it wasn’t long before Kieran was directing a new team of three to a new task, digging over a path.

Meanwhile, a further wood task was soon presented: over we headed to the skateboard ramp to help shift a lot of old timber over to the upcycling area.

Navigating uneven terrain and a few treacherous nails, the task was nonetheless soon accomplished with Ivo and Oliver stacking the final planks, tackling any rogue nails and sealing the area off.

Returning back to base (the garden’s small, well stocked shed), we removed head torches and gloves and debated the best spot for tonight’s final pic. Heading over to the small forest area, the team briefly sat down before heading off into the night, following another Monday night to remember.

A great night’s work.

Next week, we’re off to see Larry at a new task at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine!

Until then.

Report written by Laura Williams

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Monday January 29th, 2024 22:50

Thanks Laura! Great to see you

Laura Williams
Laura Williams
Tuesday January 30th, 2024 16:02

Great to see you Ivo! See you soon.

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Laura Williams
Led by Laura Williams

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

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