A full squad of cyclists descended on Anna Lou this morning to pick up their packages for the Kinship Hub.
GoodGym Bromley were also representing, which made for quite a team! We took the opportunity for a squad photo in the sunshine.
Big thanks to Alice who signed up last minute to take the final slot, involving a steep cycle up Crystal Palace hill. Thanks for saving the day!
10 packages were delivered across London, so the families can dine on home cooked egg fried rice this evening.
This Saturday Kinship Hub is delivering food ingredient packs for local families to take part in the weekly Cooking Club online.
You will need to provide your own backpack or panier bag, the food parcel weight will be 2-5kg. As some members will be required to carry 2 food parcels, both a rucksack and panier bag may be needed.
Deliveries will be collected from Dennett's Road SE14 at 12pm. Distances vary from 2km-9km so Cyclists will be needed.
Please check the postcodes on this spreadsheet. Choose a Delivery Role (1 - 10) and add your NAME to the list.
Your Run Leader will email you the task address the day before (Friday), and you will be given your full delivery address details when you arrive at the task.
Sadly southwark council have asked the park to not open so this won't go ahead. We will try and rearrange for July, when we are allowed back in!
Alice has helped keep other people motivated, Alice has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Alice.
Nine GoodGymers headed back to Surrey Docks Farm this sunny afternoon for our regular community mission, including Hannah who joined for her first GoodGym deed. Welcome Hannah, we hope to see you again!
We had a variety of tasks, from the chilled path weeding, through to the slightly more strenuous goat poo shovelling, and the hardcore, hardcore digging. At the end of the session each team had made quite a difference. The pathway was beautifully clear of weeds. The hardcore was well dug over, with the large rubble removed and ready for some trees to be planted. The goat pen was almost spotless, although the chickens were already making their mark again as we left.
We had time to give the goats some food, then headed off into the sunset.
The next mission to the farm will be Sunday 16th February. Sign up here
Alice is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Alice is a winter warrior; when winter called, they answered and carried on doing good over the festive period
Alice completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Alice was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Between Christmas and New Year, Goodgymmers from hither and yon gathered at... hither. Hither Green to be precise. Our task: to plant 200 saplings on a Network Rail bank.
But not without first taking a star turn in front of ITV news cameras. It was great practice at taking direction ("run in the road") ahead of the task proper. After a couple of takes it was time to get down to the real work.
At the task, we were basically instructed not to die ("wear high vis and don't climb the fence onto the live rail"). Tree planting involved stabbing a trowel into the bank, plopping a hedgerow sapling in, staking with a bamboo stake then wrapping the whole assemblage in plastic to protect the young trees. There were several different types of sapling so the end result should be a slightly random mixed hedgerow.
Another team got an impressive amount of weeding done.
Task completed, it was back to yon North London for most of the team, except for Rita who instead ran thither.