enthusiastic about getting GoodGym to more people
Mutual Aid Barnet collect surplus food from supermarkets and make it available to local people through their "Surplus Club".
This is not only for people who can't afford food, but for anyone who cares about minimising food waste. In fact, you can take some food with you at the end of the mission if you want!
Our task is to help Mutual Aid Barnet collect some of the surplus food for their Surplus Club.
We will be cycling to the Waitrose supermarket in Brent Cross (or you can join us there), collecting the food and delivering it to the Surplus Club in Hendon.
From Waitrose to Hendon is a ten minute cycle ride.
If your bike has paniers, please bring them. Otherwise bring a rucksack.
Please note that this mission involves cycling and carrying a load.
If you care about food waste and want to help reduce it, this task is for you!
Come along to Paddington Rec to volunteer at the Junior ParkRun
Make sure you please sign-up with them by emailing them at the address on this page >>>
You'll want to give them your ParkRun ID number when you do, and if you’d like to do a specific role that’s not already covered, please specify.
Meeting point for the ParkRun people is the bandstand by the cricket pitch.
The park is close to the Regent's Canal, so good for running / cycling to, and right by Maida Vale Bakerloo Line tube and lots of bus routes. It also has a recently refurbished free access running track, lots of open-air gym equipment, and a Westminster Council gym where you can PAYG.
There is also a Gail's and a Starbucks nearby if that's more your speed.
After some extra help from Anna P @ GG to help get the Mission lined-up, and a 9km run across town, Ms. D seemed really pleased to see me arrive on the 10th floor to collect her list, shopping bag and cash.
It was just a very few bits, but included some quite esoteric cheese, so I luckily got some more help from one of the staff to find it, and headed off back to take the bits to Ms. D.
After receiving some help, I was able to pay it forwards a bit as was the first to act for man having seizure near the supermarket. After 5 or 10 minutes of making sure his head and airway were alright he’d started to regain consciousness, and some police had turned-up, so they took over.
Upon my (delayed) return Ms. D squealed with excitement from behind the door. The cheese must be pretty good!
A great session with the lovely Wilton Estate Community garden!
Clearing out a all the weeds from the flower beds next to the community centre while removing the pesky tufts of grass that have started to creep through the pathway.
Getting the beds ready for some Autumn planting that will bring dome life and colour to that area of the garden.
Great to have a top group along and talking about the Hackney Half adventures both participating and volunteering!!
Big up to Mitesh for coming along fir his first session, look forward to seeing you at many more!
It was really nice to see Mr. N again after taking some books of his to charity a few weeks back. On Friday he had a letter for me to post, and some bits to buy from the Marks up the road.
It was all very straightforwards and along the way saw a guy playing the Airwolf theme out of his phone whilst shopping for wine, and got to join some local kids marvelling at a car that looked like a big bit of chewing gum. Seems it was a Jaguar C-Type.