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It was a funny Tuesday night this week, the bank holiday threw us all off, but Tuesday's were made for GoodGyming in Ealing and 13 people came to make good stuff happen!
We were joined by Jennifer for the first time this week, welcome to GoodGym Ealing!
Tonight was all about tea, a vintage tea party to be specific! The William Hobbayne Charity are hosting a vintage afternoon tea party this Saturday to raise essential funds for The Store Cupboard and needed out help to get set up in advance.
We were busy sorting tea cups, pots and saucers and the team really took to making sure we had lovely sets all matched up. Before long it was all coming together and we'd sorted everything needed for guests to have the perfect afternoon tea experience at the weekend!
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If you'd like to help on the day itself we have two sessions listed on the GoodGym website for Saturday (there will be cake involved!). Check out the listings here and sign up if you can help!
This week we'll being helping The Charity of William Hobbayne in Hanwell with set up tasks for their afternoon tea event which will take place on this weekend at the centre.
The event will be raising essential funds for The Store Cupboard, an amazing Hanwell based food charity which exists to lower the barrier to healthy delicious food.
We'll be wrapping napkins, sorting crockery and washing some plates amongst other things.
Tonight we will meet at 6.30pm by the entrance to Elthorne Park on Boston Manor Road, please come ready to run. We’ll run for around 4km before arriving at the task. There's always back marker, so nobody ever gets left behind and you’ll be welcome no matter what pace you are. If you don’t want to run please meet at The William Hobbayne Centre at 7pm instead.
See you then!
Last night we had 15 wonderful souls out to help Ealing Transition keep on top of the brambles, hedges and general overgrowth in the community orchard.
Big welcome to Sophie who came along for her first ever GoodGym session, she rocked it!
We kicked off the night with a little warm up and introductions where we all went around and said the best thing that came out of lockdown for us. After quite a negative period where we're all grateful to be coming out of the other side it was great to hear some of the positives people have managed to take from the situation! Some got fitter, some gained pets and some learnt new skills, all awesome stuff!
After grabbing tools we made our way down to the garden itself where super taskowner Trevor was ready and waiting for us to get stuck in. He explained how the garden is used for community learning, as an outdoor classroom and forest school. Such a cool and important space!
We were all about bramble control tonight and freeing the trees that were being smoothered in overgrowth. We also kept our taller members on hedge mangement, reaching up to snip them back into shape.
We had a few (okay more than a few!) nettles and prickly plants to deal with but the team smashed it and made a huge dent in the workload in the orchard!
All that was left was to sweep up, return the tools and head to the pub.
What an excellent evening!
Welcome to GoodGym Ealing!
We're a friendly running and fitness group who combines exercise with volunteering. We meet regularly to go for a run or walk and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our borough.
This week we are working with Ealing Transition Community Garden to help trim the hedges and brambles and to care for the space that's used for community learning. All equipment will be provided but as it's a prickly task I'd recommend long sleeves and trousers, otherwise just bring yourself and lots of enthusiasm!
We'll meet at 6.40pm outside The Rickyard in Walpole Park for a lap of the park before the task, please come ready to run! We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is, even if you need to walk. If you have any questions or you're worried about the task or run then just contact me.
This week is the run is 3km, great for beginners, walkers and those returning from injury. If you're super speedy some for a recovery and a great chat along the way!
If you don't fancy the run but want to help with the task please meet at The Rickyard at 7:10pm instead.
See you there!