Tower Hamlets

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GoodGym and the Black History Month mural!

6 runners ran to help the Trapped in Zone One in Tower Hamlets.

  • Laura Williams
  • Emdad Rahman
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Ivy
  • Stephen Tolfree
  • Nathan Wood
 
Monday, 7th of December 2020
 
Led by Laura Williams

It was a pleasure to join our team along with our Area Activator Laura and Bablu from Trapped in Zone One (TiZO) for this long awaited task and rescheduled event.

A great thing about our teamwork is we usually have a whole load of random folks come together for a common purpose. We all have different skill sets, knowledge and experience. You wouldn’t be able to tell who is in charge and mostly what you’d see is a group of people merrily getting in with the job at hand.

We were invited to be part of the creation of a new public mural at Chicksand Street Park as part of Black History Month in Tower Hamlets, a project whose aim is to 'help celebrate the Borough’s diverse cultural communities.’

During lunch today we prepped and painted the wall alongside the famous Gutt football pitch, a historic location where we played in many memorable football tournaments during long summer days in the 80’s.

I returned to this very site in Brick Lane a few years ago for a kick-about with Paul Canoville, the first black football player at Chelsea Football Club.

In that sense Coma and Sky High will be creating a befitting mural which we are proud to be a part of.

#goodgym #thewanderinglondoner

Report written by Emdad Rahman


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Alex Dray
Alex Dray
Monday December 7th, 2020 22:42

Nice report Emdad, Paul Canoville is a legend :)

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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.

Runners helping out
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    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Emdad Rahman
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Emdad Rahman

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