Tower Hamlets

Community mission

An Adventful Afternoon

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the The Felix Project in Tower Hamlets.

  • Grace Tribe
  • Rahul
Saturday, 10th of December 2022
Led by Laura Williams

It was a bright, crisp day as our GoodGymers entered The Felix Project’s depot. The sun was shining, much like the spirit of our runners, who were ready to get stuck in.

Before starting the task, we were treated to a hot meal. A variety of food was on offer - from mushroom stroganoff to burgers to rice. This provided us with all the sustenance and strength we needed to work hard.

First, the team got suited and booted into safety wear and received a tour of the depot. The tour provided an insight into the scale in which the Felix Project works tirelessly to sort and deliver food to charities and schools. We were instructed on the sorting process and what activities our GoodGymers would be undertaking throughout the task.

After that, it was time to get to work. We began by shifting all the sweet potato into crates. Time past quickly, as our GoodGymers worked collaboratively with other volunteers at the depot. We then sorted donations into different use by dates and food groups, to prepare for their eventual circulation.

But, the highlight of the day came at the end of the task. Our GoodGymers were split into two groups and tasked to sweep designated areas of the depot in the fastest time. The winner took home a box of ciders. The stakes were high and the atmosphere was tense. You could not separate the two teams.

In the spirit of Christmas, we each received an advent calendar and cheers’d to great day. A huge shoutout to Julia and the team at the Felix Project for welcoming us with such warmth and generosity. We had a great time and look forward to returning very soon!

Report written by Rahul

Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Share the love

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run, walk, or cycle to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more