Claire

Ealing

73Good deeds

73runs

297cheers

Claire signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

Weeding n clearing at the William Hobbayne Centre

Tue 9 Aug 19:00 pm
THE William Hobbayne Centre , St Dunstan's Road, London, W7 2HB
Creat extra space for the community to make the most of the centre

The William Hobbayne Centre is a real community hub for Hanwell and wider afield. Everything happens there - from thai chi to Irish Pensioners Group, from Dementia Concern to line dancing.

Tonight we'll be clearing weeds and overgown land round the side and back of the centre. This will make the space more pleasant for the users, volunteers and staff of the centre. And it will mean extra activities can be organised out the back.

There's no run to or from the centre, this time. Just meet Milly, who's leading the task, at 7.00pm at the William Hobbayne Centre. Bring gardening gloves with you and water to drink. Otherwise, all you'll need is the willingness to get stuck in!

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Claire went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Shed no tears, it's birthdays and 250s!

Tue 2 Aug
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

What a lovely evening! We met at Hanwell Community Centre for a short walk to Framfield Allotments in the evening sun. We met Karen there who showed us the job - a coat of primer for a soon-to-be community art shed, including bench and table! It was Jen's birthday soon and, let's face it, we don't need an excuse to eat cake, so both dairy and vegan versions were dutifully consumed (thanks Liv!). It was also Milly's 250th task - brilliant work! A walk/run home followed after a job well done.

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Claire signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Prep n paint for a community art project

Tue 2 Aug 18:30 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
Bringing arts to the community

We're back at Hanwell Community Centre this week. It's a building of no small history, being the school that Charlie Chaplin attended, and a rehearsal space for rock bands like Deep Purple, Led Zepplin and The Who in the 1970s.

GoodGym is supporting this fine tradition. Tonight, we'll be at Framfield allotment, painting and prepping for a community art project.

What to bring:

  • Gardening gloves (or similar)
  • Painting clothes - it's fine to get paint on your GoodGym t-shirt but wear other old clothes if you can
  • Water - it could be thirsty work
  • Only bring what you can run with - there's NO bag drop at the start

The Run:

  • The run is 2 miles to the task only (we'll make our own way home from the task), leaving outside Bodyline Studio at 6.30pm sharp
  • All paces will be catered for
  • If running isn't your thing, you can meet us at 7.00pm at Hanwell Community Centre (Google Maps), comment below if you're running from BodyLine Studio or meeting us there
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Claire went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

I want to see you paint it, paint it white!

Tue 26 Jul
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

Hanwell Community Centre has a great tradition of hosting rehearsal space for famous 70s rock bands. But the next generation will be taking over soon as the Community Centre builds a new community music studio. The rockers n rollers of GoodGym Ealing were on hand with air guitar paintbrushes and paint tin drums to freshen up the basement room with a coat or so of white. We'll be back soon to finish off the ceiling and have the place looking fab four hits!

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Claire signed up to a group run
Group run
Ealing

Prep n paint a community music studio

Tue 26 Jul 18:30 pm
Bodyline Studio, 5-6 Spring Bridge Mews, Ealing, W5 2AB
Bringing arts to the community

Hanwell Community Centre plays a proud role in the arts, from being the school that Charlie Chaplin attended, to being a rehearsal venue for the likes of Deep Purple, Led Zepplin and The Who in the 1970s.

GoodGym is supporting this fine tradition. We'll be helping to prep and paint a room in the basement for which the Community Centre have equipment to create a community music studio!

What to bring:

  • Painting clothes - it's fine to get paint on your GoodGym t-shirt but wear other old clothes if you can
  • Water - it could be thirsty work
  • Only bring what you can run with - there's NO bag drop at the start

The Run:

  • The run is 2 miles to the task only (we'll make our own way home from the task), leaving outside Bodyline Studio at 6.30pm sharp
  • All paces will be catered for
  • If running isn't your thing, you can meet us at 7.00pm at Hanwell Community Centre (Google Maps), comment below if you're running from BodyLine Studio or meeting us there
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Claire went on a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

Warm up, warm Parkrun, warm morning!

Sun 24 Jul
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

Two GoodGymers joined the regulars at Northala Juniors to marshall and hand out finish tokens. It was a warm morning and the young people put in a huge effort - you should have seen some of the sprint finishes! The young back marker was especially cute! Coffee, inevitably, followed. We'll be back again soon!

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Claire signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

Cheering on children at Northala Fields Junior Parkrun

Sun 24 Jul 08:30 am
Northala Fields Park,, Kensington Road,, Ealing, Greater London, UB5 6UR
Fun, healthy living, getting outdoors for young people

Come and volunteer at Northala Fields Junior Parkrun - meet at 8.30am, Sunday 24 July near the cafe. It's loads of fun and you'll help to make this a great event for young people! You can see which roles still need filling here (click on the role you fancy to find out what's involved) but you can't sign up there. The key skills you'll need are cheering, clapping and giving encouragement!

If you would like to volunteer, please first email northalafieldsjuniors@parkrun.com to let them know you want to volunteer with the GoodGym crew on 26 June. Tell them your Parkrun ID, if you have one, and you'll also get a Parkrun volunteer credit! Then, once they’ve confirmed, you can sign up back here on this page to let us know you're coming and log your Goodgym good deed!

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Claire signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

Litter pick followed by rounders and a relaxed picnic

Tue 19 Jul 19:00 pm
The Rickyard, Walpole Park, Ealing, W5 5BS

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Improve a community outdoor space for everyone to enjoy

It's summer so we're combining a litter pick round Walpole Park with a GoodGym Ealing social. And it definitely won't rain, almost definitely!

We'll meet 7.00pm outside The Rickyard in Walpole Park for a spot of litter picking.

We'll provide the litter pickers but do bring gardening gloves (or similar) if you have them.

And after that, we'll head off to the middle of the park for a picnic and game of social rounders (well, it couldn't be unsocial rounders, could it?!).

If you bring your own choice of food and drink, we'll bring the rounders - a perfect combination for an evening in the park, wouldn't you say?!

We can stay til dark or until we run out of food, whichever comes first!

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Claire went on a group run
Group run
Ealing

Mucking about and dishing the dirt!

Tue 21 Jun
Report written by Harvey Gallagher
he/him

What a lovely sunny evening it was! Some of us ran, some walked but we all met at the William Hobbayne Community Gardens. This a great community project of allotments in Hanwell near the Grand Union Canal. Our task was to shift soil into three new beds where children will learn how plants grow. The beds will be named after those who have given time and care over the years. So, we huffed and we puffed and we got stuck in! Many hands indeed made light work. A final layer of top soil and the job was done! Great stuff GoodGym (and a special welcome to Lesley on her first task)!

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Claire went on a community mission
Community mission
Ealing

When I’m cleaning windows

Mon 20 Jun
Report written by Ealing runner

Tonight 6 of us got together to support the Store Cupboard with their pre-clean for their new premises! 9 I wonder if you have ever seen what an old (gutted) bookies looks like.. Well if Coral West Ealing's carpets could talk... They were filthy though, pending a magic carpet clean soon!

We cleaned the windows, bathroom and kitchen and swept those dusty spiders away all ready for the carpets to be refitted and cleaned and the stock to move in. We may need another attempt at those pesky streaky windows though... You know where we are team!

The Store Cupboard hope to move from their old Hanwell location in early July and we will be happy to help them do so.

Cheers everyone!

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