Allie

Southwark

19Good deeds

19runs

84cheers

Allie went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

No time to dig, but plenty of talent

Wed 6 Oct
Report written by Sam Lefevre

How do GoodGymers like their Vesper Martinis? Like James Bond, shaken not stirred as we like to shake up a community and not cause a stir 🙄

On a warm October evening, five GoodGymers met up for a Group Run from Old Spike Roastery in Peckham to Marychurch Oasis near Rotherhithe Overground Station. Newcomer (and recruited from Sam's tag rugby team) Jess was the first one present outside the cafe eagerly waiting (with nerves) for her first Group Run! Slowly, one by one, GoodGymers started to arrive! Natalia came for her second Group Run and to my surprise, Allie showed up out of the blue as it has been several months since I was saw her! Good to see "old" faces and great to see she was up for a Group Run again. Last, but not least, Fumina turned up for her 3rd good deed just as I was about to start the GoodGym "speech" and then the warm-up! After a quick blast warm-up, we steadily ran the 5.5k (yes, I admit...it wasn't 5k as I advertised 😝), which took us along Rye Lane into Surrey Canal Walk, across Old Kent Road, down Abercorn Way, shortcut to Galleywall and Southwark Park Road before joining Jamaica Road as we did a last push to Marychurch Oasis (Time and Talent). This run with a few stops for traffic lights and "breather breaks" took us just under 40 minutes. 💪


Time and Talent

Being slightly late, Emma (who cycled in) and Phoebe (task owner) were waiting for us! They were pleased to see that we had arrived and Phoebe wasted no time in explaining the task as we did have 35 minutes instead of the original 45. Phoebe wanted us to dig up soil in a part of the Oasis that needed to be leveled down for future use and shift this (with the wheelbarrows provided) to an empty skip outside Time and Talent. This time, the portable floodlights were fully charged and helped with lighting up the digging area. With three shovels and two wheelbarrows, everyone took their weapon of choice and got stuck in. Naturally, I was on photographer duty, but still helped out with lifting the wheelbarrows and pouring the soil into the skip.

The time zoomed by as barrow after barrow, we shifted the soil from the ever-decreasing mound to the most mineral rich skip in the neighbourhood. 😂 Time does past fast when you're getting a full body workout (especially upper body) with the digging and lifting as well as talking about first dates! 👀 which was great to hear after the year we had that we're all getting back to some normality. Some great quotes from night:

Had my first date at Parkrun with a sporty man over the weekend....out of breath after the 3rd lap, so he spoke about himself, but got my 2nd best ever Parkrun time 😂

Planned to have a nice first date with a picnic....ended up having our first date at Wimbledon 👀

Thank You Phoebe

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good! We praise the runners/cyclists/walkers who come to get fit and help out, but we often forget about our task owners and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Phoebe for agreeing to stay late into the night and host us. I am sure we will be back as there is always plenty to do!

Thank you for the group photos too! 😉


Hope everyone enjoyed their time at Time and Talent last night! Thank you for digging, transporting and pouring soil into a skip. I am aware everyone had the chance to do a bit of everything! 💪 Hope to see you on another Group Run or Community Mission soon!

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Allie went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Rail-ey Good Show

Wed 23 Jun
Report written by Laura Grant

Five Good Gymmers met at Traid Peckham to help clear the store after their seasonal sale. We tidied the rails, collected all the odd shoes and packaged everything away in enormous boxes, ready to be sent to the warehouse. Welcome too to Elsie and congratulations on your first GG mission!

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Allie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Sorting clothes for Traid Sale

Wed 23 Jun 19:00 pm
14-16 Rye Lane, London, SE15 5BS
Helping this local community store.

Traid Peckham are getting ready for the end of season sale.

They need help packing the remaining sale stock, and some extra hands cleaning the rails and displays.

  • Please adhere to current regulations for social distancing and facemasks.
  • Wipe down and tools between use if sharing.

Jose, store manager will be on site to assist us.

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Allie went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Picking up the scraps

Mon 7 Sep
Report written by Paulin Shek

Monday morning felt like the beginning of Autumn as the morning was noticeably cooler. The litter picking regulars Ceiling, Richard and Paulin quickly settled into the usual routine.

This morning we also welcomed Allie. Whilst Allie was new to this series of litter picks at Burgess Park, it turned out that she was a litter picking expert! In particular, she introduced us to an app, Planet Patrol. It is used to collect logs the types of litter that are found from litter picks across the world. Then, this data gets used for researchers and used as evidence to help tackle the problem. We'll try to use it on our next litter pick on Thursday!

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Allie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Litter Picking in Burgess Park

Mon 7 Sep 08:00 am
Chumleigh Gardens , Albany Road , London, SE5 0RJ
Join Friends of Burgess park in keeping the park clean

Kick-off the week with an early morning good deed! We'll be joining Friends of Burgess Park with their weekly litter pick, "Litter-free Mondays".

Gloves and litter pickers provided or bring your own. It is advised to wear long sleeves and long trousers.

Susan from Friends of Burgess Park will meet us at the picnic benches by Chumleigh Gardens. This meeting point is usually marked by a big green banner.

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Allie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Return to Surrey Docks Farm!

Sun 26 Jul 14:00 pm
Surrey Docks farm, Rotherhithe St,, London , SE16 5ET
Help at a community farm

As things are opening up after lockdown, GoodGym have been invited back to Surrey Docks Farm.

They haven't had much help over the last few months, so there is plenty to do.

There will be sessions every Sunday afternoon between 26 July and 16 August (at least).

Hope you can join us and say hello to the pigs, goats and cows again!

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Allie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Helping out at Surrey Docks Farm!

Sun 9 Aug 14:00 pm
Surrey Docks farm, Rotherhithe St,, London , SE16 5ET
Help at a community farm

As things are opening up after lockdown, GoodGym have been invited back to Surrey Docks Farm.

They haven't had much help over the last few months, so there is plenty to do.

There will be sessions every Sunday afternoon between 26 July and 16 August (at least).

Hope you can join us and say hello to the pigs, goats and cows again!

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