Chris Gudde

Hounslow

35Good deeds

35runs

227cheers

Chris Gudde went on a community mission
Community mission
Camden

Success cemented!

Wed 16 Jun
Report written by Pete Hutchings

WOW what a mission!

We might have slightly over run but it was totally worth it to see the job done. 10 tons of crushed concrete shovelled into bags and carried up four flights of stairs.

Well deserved ice cream treat at the end thanks to the Southbank centre made it even more worth it.

Over the last couple of months Good Gym have been supporting Grounded Ecotherapy volunteers to get the garden ready to reopen after 20 months of closure. The work has really paid off and the garden opens next week and is looking stunning!

Huge thank you everyone for making it happen.

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Chris Gudde went on a community mission
Community mission
Hounslow

Clearing the walkway at Kew bridge

Tue 15 Jun

We've been asked to help clear earth from the walkway at Kew Bridge so that water drains easier into the river and the path can be washed down and kept litter free.

We will then come back at a later date to wash down and paint the wall to make it an even lovelier place for local people!

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Richmond

Help the Scouts build a path - ROUND 2

Sat 26 Jun 10:30 am
Petersham Rd, Richmond, TW10 7AH
A pathway through the Scout property to allow better access to the new building.

KERB your Enthusiasm a little as this one is listed subject to how much we get done in Round one on 19th June!

The Scouts may still need us to assist depending on how well we get on in the mission on the 19th ...

If it's a green light for week 2 then the tasks are similar so as follows

Mixing and laying of concrete/ Carrying and laying side kerbs/ tidying and clearing the path for gravel to be laid.

Wheelbarrows, shovels, sleepers, kerb slabs and more.

Sounds like a workout to me. Please don't wear your best attire here as it sounds a dirty job but reckon you will enjoy.

Russell will be there to meet you and Julian. They will brief and direct at the start so best to get there for that. Best number for the morning should you need him on route is 07910 763708

Do bring gloves, masks and your antibac as normal!

Task meet point is in the link here https://www.google.com/maps/place/Petersham+%26+Ham+Sea+Scouts+HQ/@51.4473698,-0.3064803,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1934956b48849961!8m2!3d51.446778!4d-0.3059653

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Camden

Path to success at Southbank Centre's rooftop garden

Wed 16 Jun 18:30 pm
Southbank Centre , Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
This will have a massive impact working with the charity to help get the garden in a safe state to reopen after over 18 months of closure.

Returning to the fabulous Southbank Centre roof Garden, continuing on our mission to help get it ready for opening again to the public. We'll be doing some general gardening duties including weeding and painting planters as well as moving crushed concrete to make new pathway.

Please bring your own gloves if you have, or can provide you some.

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Hounslow

Clearing the walkway at Kew bridge

Tue 15 Jun 19:00 pm
Kew Bridge , Kew , TW8 0FJ
To help keep it clear and pollutant free

We've been asked to help clear earth from the walkway at Kew Bridge so that water drains easier into the river and the path can be washed down and kept litter free.

We will then come back at a later date to wash down and paint the wall to make it an even lovelier place for local people!

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Chris Gudde went on a community mission
Community mission
Hounslow

It takes one to grow one and 12 Goodgymers to sow a meadow

Wed 9 Jun
Report written by Michelle

We were back helping Jan from the Friends of Turnham Green tonight, clearing and tidying up the rockery on Turnham Green, and planting flowers in the wild flower meadow.

Don’t grow there Andy and I took on the long grass and won, strimming and raking the area beside the meadow.

Let it grow While Lucy, Klara, Emily and Letícia were planting trays of plug plants. It was a barmy night in Chiswick and with many people out walking through the Green there were plenty of people stopping to ask about the meadow and thank us for our efforts.

Been around the rock a few times Meanwhile over at the rockery the mountain of youth as I shall call them from now on; Will, Chris, Remy and Ben were putting their backs into it clearing the rockery of weeds and litter. Alanna and Beth were team logistics ferrying the unwanted weeds over to the other side of the green for collection.

We got plenty done and made the most of the warm temperature 🙌🏻

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Chris Gudde went on a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

A Very Satisfactree Mission 😌

Mon 7 Jun
Report written by Salwa Wardeh

Monday evening's community mission in Petersham Common was satisfying in more ways than one!

To begin with, what a treet it was to meet a few of the GGers on Richmond Green so we could run together to the task! (Just like the old days :) And what a glorious evening it was for a gentle trot along the river to help out our friends at Petersham Common Conservators.

When we arrived, slightly out of breath and with the unmistakable 'glow' (read:sweat) one gets from running uphill on a hot and sticky summer evening, we were greeted by task owner Kath who explained what needed to be done and provided all the necessary materials and tools.

After donning our gloves, we all got stuck into the task at hand, which was to plant as many sweet chestnut and crab apple trees as we could fit into a clearing halfway up the hill in the common, as well as making room for a tray-full of wildflower plugs that needed to find a home there too!

An hour later, we had slot-planted tens of trees and a similar number of wildflowers which will form a lush natural habitat to support the flora and fauna in the common. Can't wait to see the fruits of our labour!

And the satisfactree streek didn't end there! Being the first Monday of the month meant that we had a post-mission social to look forward to. So after returning the tools and bidding Kath a good night, some of us ran back to the Tap in Richmond for a refreshing beverage, while a couple of others made their way back home.

All in all, a good run and a great task with wonderful people - who could ask for more!

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Hounslow

Working on the meadow and rockery

Wed 9 Jun 18:30 pm
Turnham Green , 388 Chiswick High Roa, London, W4 2AQ
at Turnham Green

Friends of Turnham Green have asked us for our continuing help with their efforts to make the rockery and meadow an inviting place for bees and local people alike!

Meet Jan at the rockery to lend a hand at this lovely public place - don't forget to maintain distance and bring your gloves and sanitiser.

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Richmond

Planting AND MORE (see description) with Ken

Mon 7 Jun 19:00 pm
The Car park BEHIND Star and Garter , Richmond Hill , Richmond, TW10 6RR
Improve the ambience and biodiversity of wildlife in our community

It's been ages right!!

Since we helped Ken of Petersham Common Conservation team - Well we are back in touch and he is asking us to help brighten up our community with the planting of some wildflower plugs (I had to look these up as I never heard the term).

Basically ready to plant wildflowers, but that's not all Ken would like a hand with. He added to the list since we originally discuss so here's what could be on the menu ....

Red campion wildflower plug planting, tree branch pruning, bramble clearing on path verges and litter picking. If the rain continues then could be the need for some damn busters (clearing mud, sticks and leaves out of the drainage ditches to let the water flow down the hill.

Gloves of course will need to be on your things to bring list.

Meet point is just of the top of Richmond Hill, it will be access drive to Star and Garter so 30 to 50 metres down Star and Garter and on your right roughly.

Ken asked me to share a note there is no parking on the Star and Garter access drive meeting point. Parking options with postcodes are listed on CM photo listing. The car parking restrictions were introduced after these photos and if anyone wants to they can try their luck on a £180 ticket but you cannot park there! (Not that you drive anyway I don't think but the task owner thought to share)

Ken's colleague Kath will be there to greet you this evening and her number for the evening if we should need it is 07977457395

Have fun and be safe!

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Westminster

GoodGym aid station at Asics London 10K

Sun 25 Jul 07:30 am
Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH
Come and volunteer at the race, and get a place at another big race for FREE

We're back for a third time this July at the Asics London 10K in Westminster.

We’ll be operating the aid station along Victoria Embankment, across the river from the London Eye and County Hall. The task itself amounts to handing out water to sweltering runners whilst yelling encouragement in their faces - you’ll love it!

Here's a run report from the 2018 event and the 2019 one here to get a sense of what to expect.

So get your red shirt on, and come along and cheer-on the GoodGymmers competing in the race, help increase the visibility of GoodGym at this busy high-profile event, and get a little something for your trouble…

LimeLight Sports offer each GoodGym volunteer:

  • A free place on an upcoming LimeLight Sports race. That's the (postponed) Hackney Half this September, the Oxford Half in October, the Hackney Half in May 2022, or the next London 10K in a years time.

  • Breakfast on the day.

  • Loot. Historically there's always been branded merch assigned to volunteers at the start, and finishers shirts floating about at the end. TBC exactly what yet.

Details

Times: 7.30 – 1.30 (although we ordinarily get signed-off rather before this)

Getting there: Waterloo and Charing Cross mainlines, Westminster and Embankment Undergrounds are all nearby. Be aware some buses on the North side of the river will be on diversion because of the race.

If you want to be involved, please sign-up over on the LimeLight Sports volunteer portal HERE

Any questions please leave comment below, or get in touch on daniel@goodgym.org

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