Goodgym returned to the lovely garden of the Phoenix Marsh trust to help out the wonderful Sue, whose professional gardening skills guided us to continue to help manage this garden. Leaves were swept, brambles trimmed back, and lots of weeding was done. A particular highlight was the gathering of ripe apples for the garden’s apple tree. There was a very large haul of apples which were enough for the Trust’s cook to have some to cook for the residents as well as Goodgymers to take some home. Hopefully some apple crumbles will be made by volunteers this evening!
We're delighted to be able to help our friends at the Marsha Phoenix Trust again. This week we will continue the good work started in the garden on previous tasks.
- Make your own way to the task, at 90-92 Tressillian Road (a big house set slightly back from the road, with a bright red front door)
- Take direction from Sue, who will be leading volunteers through the session
- Please observe social distancing and wear a mask as you pass through the building
- Do not share tools
- Feel free to ask for a less physically heavy task if you would prefer something else, there's plenty to do, with something for everyone!
Charlotte is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
Goodgymmers - bright eyed and bushy tailed at 7.30am on a Saturday morning - joined the Brockley Society and lots of local volunteers to set up the Hilly Fields Summer Fayre. The early start was a definite bonus as the temperature rose quickly through the morning. Marquees and banners were erected, bins taken around for easy access during the day, and lots more little tasks that - when put together over several hours - meant that the Fayre was ready to go! It was a really wonderful morning which was made thoroughly enjoyable by all the other enthusiastic volunteers from the local area.
The Hilly Fields Fayre is back! After a cancellation last year, the annual fayre will go ahead again this year. We are looking for people to help with the setting up (and taking down, check listings) of the fayre, with a number of tasks to choose from.
- Make your way to Hilly Fields (lower end, near Hilly Fields Crescent) for 7:30am
- Take direction from the volunteer co-ordinators
- Choose a task that you feel comfortable with, please say if you would rather not lift and so on
- Make sure you adhere to any social distancing guidelines and wear a mask where necessary
- Bring your own mask, sanitiser, drinking water and sun cream
Charlotte is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Charlotte has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
Sunshine or rain – and we had both! – the garden is looking colourfully abundant at the Marsha Phoenix Trust hostel, which supports homeless young women in Brockley. A team of six Goodgym runners helped volunteer gardening guru Sue with a choice of tasks including trimming ivy, clearing the greenhouse, tidying paths and digging up bramble roots. Lovely way to spend a Saturday morning and, as a bonus, there were raspberries and redcurrants for us to sample.