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A fantastic four-session Community Mission was accomplished today in Chicksand Street Park as Bablu from Trapped in Zone One hosted us yet again for another vital, uplifting bit of activity.
Having helped prep the wall recently for the first part of this task, a new mural, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Homes, we headed back today to help the artists Coma and Luke B actually paint the wall, helping to fill in around the letters, saving the artists time while enjoying seeing the creation of this new creative community addition take shape.
We were joined by Tulio from Care4Calais, who was accompanied by Mansour and Mortada, new Bethnal Green residents, who helped get the trickier borders of the mural done with great care and precision.
It was a safe, spacious activity but one that helped put a spring in everyone’s step.
A massive thank you to Becs, for co-leading this task, and for helping to plan this from last week!
...And to all other five GoodGymers present, who were very generous in taking turns painting, having made long journeys on foot and bike across town.
Until next time
Well done everyone – yet again your productivity, cheer and tenacity brought so much to the day. Until next time.
GoodGym have been asked by Lambeth Social Services to help Mrs B.
GoodGym runners previously moved some furniture (a sofa and a wooden cupboard) out of her flat and into the hallway downstairs. This now needs to be moved outside into the front garden ready for council collection on Monday.
This Saturday 13th Kinship Hub is delivering food ingredient packs for local families to take part in the weekly Cooking Club online.
You will need to provide your own backpack or panier bag, the food parcel weight will be 2-5kg.
Deliveries will be collected from Dennett's Road SE14 at 12pm. Distances vary from 2km-7km so Cyclists will be needed.
Please check the postcodes on this spreadsheet. Choose a Delivery Role (1 - 7), add your NAME to the list and you will be emailed the full address details on Friday 12th .
The Borough Food Cooperative at St George the Martyr Church acts as a subsidized supermarket, and is providing essential supplies to local households who are unable attend the shop in person.
This Monday We need 2 volunteers to join the team between 11.00am-1.00pm.
On arrival volunteers will meet Adam, the Food Hub Coordinator. The task will include unloading and sorting deliveries from suppliers, and packing food for deliveries ready for the next day.
Please ensure everyone wears a mask in the distribution hub and follows strict social distancing procedures.
Are you available to help our friends at Food2You on a Thursday morning in Surrey Quays? This is a fun task that will make a big difference!
- Meet Food2You team at Tesco in Surrey Quays between 9-11am
- Pick up a shopping list and head into the store to find the items
- Bring these back to the team, where together, you will double check the items before they are boxed to go through the till
- If you arrive and there is a queue, go to the front and tell them you are volunteering with Food2You/Age UK and they will let you in
- Walk through the store to the far end. In between the alcohol and the bakery section there is a big double white door. Go through the door, turn left, and Terry and the team should all be in there
- If you can't find the way, look out for shoppers in Tesco with red clipboards, that say 'I'm shopping for local older people' on the back, and they will be able to point you in the right direction!
Food2You is a shopping delivery service provided for older people through Age UK. We are excited to be able to get involved, with this task now a weekly activity on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
You will, of course, need to adhere to social distancing rules, wear a mask and gloves and take direction from the Food2You team.