Alison Pike

Lewisham

13Good deeds

13runs

51cheers

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Lewisham

Weeding and watering at The PNK Garden

Mon 23 May 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Improve the space for the local community

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

This is a brand new task this week and we're heading to The PNK Garden to help with weeding and watering. It's a slightly longer run this week so we'll aim to set off at 6.45pm on the dot.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is sometimes possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. 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.

The Essentials:

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers).

Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly! Every so often we head out after our run for some food and drink, a chance to get to know each other a bit better.

See you soon!

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Alison Pike went on a group run
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Lewisham

Take it to the MAX

Mon 16 May
Report written by Kim Parker

Last nights task was simple enough, 4 groups at 4 stations across the borough handing out programmes for Brockley Max festival which is an arts festival taking place around the Brockley area over 2 weeks, even with an international artist.

The first group headed over to Brockley station to hand out programmes there after collecting them from a nearby pub, they managed 2 boxes of programmes - fantastic work!

The rest of us headed towards Ladywell to drop off the Ladywell station group and to make sure they got the programmes without issue. Next up the group split to Honor Oak and Crofton Park (with a slight detour to Brockley Rock to pick up the programmes).

After a slight mix up with the programmes at Honor Oak Park and a quick extra run to deliver half our programmes from Crofton Park, we were all ready to go!

It was quiet on the streets of Crofton Park but it didn't stop Olivia being the star programme hand outer and speeding through our programmes.

The Honor Oak group came back to Crofton Park once they'd handed all theirs out and then we headed back to Ladywell to collect the Ladywell team. Just in time to help them with a double train arrival.

Great work tonight everyone! Next week we're heading to a brand new task at the PNK Garden.

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Alison Pike signed up to a group run
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Lewisham

Flyering for Brockley Max

Mon 16 May 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Help spread the word about this fantastic event

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

Our group run this week is taking us to various stations around the borough, we’re going to be handing out flyers for Brockley Max.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is sometimes possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. 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.

The Essentials:

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). As it's a bank holiday, we will not have access to Glass Mill, travel lightly

Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly! Every so often we head out after our run for some food and drink, a chance to get to know each other a bit better.

See you soon!

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Alison Pike went on a group run
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Lewisham

Long time, no weed

Mon 25 Apr
Report written by Kim Parker

We gathered outside Glass Mill excited to return to Luxmore Gardens, we haven’t been as a group run since pre-pandemic and it was exciting to think of the difference we could make tonight being such a big group. Quick briefing and mention of some highlights including the upcoming rounders tournament. With perfect timing Marta arrived towards the end of her long run ready to get straight into the warm up - great work on getting your long run done post-work/pre-GG!!

It was mostly up hill to the hidden oasis that is Luxmore Gardens but that means it’s mostly down hill on the way back.

We arrived and we’re greeted by the Friends of Luxmore Gardens team who gave us instructions on what’s a weed and we began to tackle the flower beds. With such a big group it wasn’t long before they were looking in much better shape and the weeds were no longer taking over.

We’re heading back next Monday to continue our weeding and to begin mulching the flower beds - don’t forget to sign up! We also have a social post-group run at Mamma Dough.

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Alison Pike signed up to a group run
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Help in the beautiful Luxmore Gardens

Mon 25 Apr 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Run - do good - run!

This week is a shorter run of around 3.5km to New Cross to help at the rather special Luxmore Gardens. You might have been past this space many times and not even realised it's here! If you have gardening gloves, please bring them with you.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Alison Pike went on a group run
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Lewisham

A friend with seeds is no friend to weeds

Mon 11 Apr
Report written by Kim Parker

It was the most exciting evening of the year (other than the jaegerbombs at bowling), it was finally time to sow the seeds at Hither Green station embankment. It's a project we've been involved with many times over the years but Project Wildflower Meadow 3.0 has been ours from the first piece of cardboard that was laid on the weeds.

Nothing is ever simple though and once we'd made our way to Springbank Community Garden, we needed to locate the missing sharp sand and our help was needed to move a massive rock! The sharp sand was never found/it had been used for another purpose so after a quick discussion with Anne-Marie who was 2 continents away, a back up plan was made, to use top soil instead.

We relocated all the rakes and a wheelbarrow with all the compost in and made our way round to the embankment (slightly later than planned). There was still time for a quick safety briefing, no going near the electricity lines and no heavy petting and then we split into 2 teams, one was raking and the other was pulling up the big weeds.

Sow far, sow good

It was soon time for seed sowing and we formed a line across the embankment and I ran up and down with the wheelbarrow whilst everyone uniformly took handfuls of seeds and sowed around them.

A quick reminder from Julian that we still needed to tread the seeds in and everyone quickly broke out into the seed sow shuffle.

We were running late and raced back to return the tools, lock up and head back to Glass Mill.

Fantastic work over the past couple of months!! It's been such a transformation and I'm sure it's going to look amazing in the summer.

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Alison Pike signed up to a group run
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Sowing the seeds at Hither Green station embankment

Mon 11 Apr 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Join us to do good and get fit

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

We're heading back to Hither Green station embankment - this time we’re going to sow the seeds!!

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is sometimes possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. 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.

The Essentials:

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly! Every so often we head out after our run for some food and drink, a chance to get to know each other a bit better.

See you soon!

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Alison Pike has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 5 Apr 2022

Alison has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Alison Pike went on a group run
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Lewisham

At the eleventh flower

Mon 4 Apr
Report written by Kim Parker

This week we were heading back over to Saint Swithun's church to tackle the weeds. As soon as we arrived we noticed the amazing display of colours from the tulips and other flowers I don't know the name of but I do know that we planted them at a community mission some months back.

The task for this evening was weeding, weeding and more weeding. We divided the tools amongst us and a team headed out onto the pavement to clear the weeds along the fence line whilst the rest of the group tacked the weeds in between the plants and anywhere else they could find them.

It didn't take us long to clear as much as we could and with the tools we had. There was just one stubborn patch of grass that didn't want to be removed.

With all the weeds bagged up into black bin bags it was time for a quick group photo around the only light we could find and then back to our run to Glass Mill. We took a slight detour on the way back, heading into Ladywell Fields to start a running train and work on our sprinting. The train might've crashed once but once we got into a rhythm, it was fantastic to see everyone sprinting to the front.

Great work tackling those weeds everyone!! We're heading back on 16th April to work on clearing the weeds in the driveway.

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Alison Pike signed up to a group run
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Weeding the driveway at Saint Swithun's Church

Mon 4 Apr 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Join us to do good and get fit

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

This week we are heading to Saint Swithun's Church to clear the driveway of weeds and there's a couple of other tasks to get done. The run is around 5km in total.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is sometimes possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. 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.

The Essentials:

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly! Every so often we head out after our run for some food and drink, a chance to get to know each other a bit better.

See you soon!

Read more
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