Debbie Ayliffe

Greenwich

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Group run
Greenwich

Shovelling up a whole lot of good

Wed 11 May
Report written by Sara Brimble

Wowee guys! For the first time ever it didn't rain during a task led by me, even better we were treated to a lovely sunny evening in a garden doing good.

9 of the Greenwich gang gathered at Charlton House to head to a new part of the borough for some, Kidbrooke. We were visit a gem, the collection store of the Maritime Museum. The store houses the majority of the collection and is the place where items are cared for and conserved. We met Marianne, a member of staff from the museum who volunteers with the community garden which is situated in the grounds of the store. Marianne also used to be a fellow goodgymmer, hopefully we convinced back into the fold! The community garden has a small collective of locals, staff who tend to it and a group of SEND students who visit to maintain veg and other plants.

After a quick warm up, we made the journey through Charlton and down a quiet road found the location of our task. We quickly got to work, with Olivia watering in the greenhouse, and the rest split into Team Weeder and Team Digger.

Team Weeder cleared weeds from the various boxes and spruced up the path that led through the garden. Team Digger grabbed shovels and forks to move soil, place down a mat and then refill with the dug out soil. After much team work the task was done and the gang were feeling good and pretty fit after all of that physical labour!

The group headed back to the house and soaked in an excellent sunset. A small gang did a very quick interval session and then we said our goodbyes.

Thanks all for your hard work this week, special shout out to Sarah for doing a stellar job tail walking this week.

See you all again next week, we'll be meeting Alex in Greenwich and heading back to Charlton House.

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Group run
Greenwich

GROUP RUN - Gardening at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre!

Wed 11 May 18:45 pm
Charlton House, Charlton,, London, SE7 8RE
Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Hi everyone and welcome to GoodGym Greenwich!

We're a friendly and social group who combine running with volunteering in the local community. We meet every Wednesday to get active and do a physical task for charities and community organisations in the area.

The Task

This week we'll be helping out in the community garden at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre. This hidden gem is where artefacts are stored and conserved for the Royal Museums Greenwich - they call it the "hospital" for Greenwich objects! They are starting growing projects with young people from the community and need some regular gardening support so we'll be back here each month.

The Run

The run will be about 2.5km each way. Everyone is welcome at any pace - we never leave anyone behind!

Where & When

We'll meet at 6.45pm for a 7 o'clock start at Charlton House. The session will be about 90 minutes in total so we should be all wrapped up by 8.30pm. There will be space to leave bags at the Bugle Horn pub if needed.

What To Bring

Please bring some gloves, otherwise it's just yourself.

See you then!

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Southwark

Summer Social Rounders: Victoria Park (Away game) - North vs. South of the River

Sat 16 Jul 16:00 pm
Victoria Park, London, E3 5TB
An inclusive game(s) of social rounders in the sunshine (hopefully) - bring a picnic, BYOB and mates (if you want)

Time to defend your win or get revenge for what happened in Clapham Common a month ago

The second rounders social is finally here!

Who doesn't enjoy an afternoon in the park playing rounders with friends. Of course, there's always some sort of competition when it comes to any sport....even rounders. Come along to meet other GG members from across London for a picnic and a social rounders game between GG members from north of the river against GG members south of the river (we're not strict about this and if one team need more players, we can "loan" them for the afternoon PLUS don't forget we may have non-GG friends).

This is the "Away" game. There will be a first "Home" game on Saturday 18th of June in Clapham Common. Sign up, if you can make that too!

TLDR

  • What: Social Rounders (with picnic, BYOB and invite your non-GG mates)
  • Where: Victoria Park (exact spot to be determined)
  • When: Saturday 16th of July from 16:00 onwards
  • Why: Enjoy an afternoon in the park, play social rounders, eat, drink, meet GoodGymers from other areas and possibly get a sun tan (not promising anything). Importantly, have fun!

Don't know how to play?

Firstly, we welcome all! Just because there's a "North vs. South of the river" narrative, it's all for fun...no one is winning any medals or prizes. If you haven't played before, not to worry, the majority of us have forgotten the rules, so all will be explained on the day. In summary: it's a no-fuss version of Baseball.

Can I still come if I can't make the start?

Have other commitments earlier or like to be fashionably late? That's fine. It's all social, so come and go as you please! We might start off with a practice hit around before our "socially competitive" game. If the rounders is all over by the time you arrive, just come and chill with a picnic. I'm sure a few of us will stay until the sun starts to set.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please put it down in the "Discussion" below and I'll get to you ASAP. Otherwise, you can email me at samuel@goodgym.org.

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Southwark

Summer Social Rounders: Clapham Common (Home game) - North vs. South of the River

Sat 18 Jun 16:00 pm
Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE
An inclusive game(s) of social rounders in the sunshine (hopefully) - bring a picnic, BYOB and mates (if you want)

What's the best way to get GoodGymers from across London together over the summer?

Organise a social in the park with (hopefully) the glorious British summer sunshine and an added element of a nostalgic game of rounders.

Of course, there's always some sort of competition, but in a fun environment. Come along to meet other GG members from across London for a picnic and a social rounders game between GG members from north of the river against GG members south of the river (we're not strict about this and if one team need more players, we can "loan" them for the afternoon PLUS don't forget we may have non-GG friends).

We know everyone cannot make this date due to other commitments or location, so there will be a second social rounders on Saturday 16th of July in Victoria Park. Consider this the "Home" game and that second social date, the "Away" game. Sign up to both, if you can make it!

TLDR

  • What: Social Rounders (with picnic, BYOB and invite your non-GG mates)
  • Where: Clapham Common (exact spot to be determined)
  • When: Saturday 18th of June from 16:00 onwards
  • Why: Enjoy an afternoon in the park, play social rounders, eat, drink, meet GoodGymers from other areas and possibly get a sun tan (not promising anything). Importantly, have fun!

Don't know how to play?

Firstly, we welcome all! Just because there's a "North vs. South of the river" narrative, it's all for fun...no one is winning any medals or prizes. If you haven't played before, not to worry, the majority of us have forgotten the rules, so all will be explained on the day. In summary: it's a no-fuss version of Baseball.

Can I still come if I can't make the start?

Have other commitments earlier or like to be fashionably late? That's fine. It's all social, so come and go as you please! We might start off with a practice hit around before our "socially competitive" game. If the rounders is all over by the time you arrive, just come and chill with a picnic. I'm sure a few of us will stay until the sun starts to set.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please put it down in the "Discussion" below and I'll get to you ASAP. Otherwise, you can email me at samuel@goodgym.org.

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Group run
Greenwich

GoodGym Greenwich group run and shifting stone at the Garrison Church

Wed 15 Dec 18:45 pm
Charlton House, Charlton, , London, SE7 8RE

Please note that this group run has been cancelled.

Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Hi everyone and welcome to GoodGym Greenwich!

We're a friendly and social group who combine running with volunteering in the local community. We meet every Wednesday to get active and do a physical task for charities and community organisations in the area.

The Task

This week we will complete our first task at the Royal Garrison Church! This church is an important landmark in Woolwich. It was built in 1862 to serve the Royal Artillery and was bombed during World War Two. It's beautiful mosaics have recently been conserved and the church welcomes visitors and worshippers throughout the year.

They have quite a few bricks and stone slabs to be wheelbarrowed away from the front of the church.

This will be heavy and hard work so please take care and only lift what you are comfortable with!

We'll be returning for a community mission at the weekend to clear some of the brambles - sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/de-brambling-at-st-george-s-garrison-church

The Run

We will be running from Charlton House which is a 2.4km run each way. You are welcome to join us at whatever pace - we never ever leave anyone behind!

Where & When

We meet at 6.45pm for a 7 o'clock start outside Charlton House The session will be about 90 minutes in total so we should be all wrapped up by 8.30pm.

What To Bring

This task is outdoors so headtorches will be particularly useful. Please bring some gloves and wear a headtorch and reflective gear as it will be dark travelling to and from the task!

See you then :)

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