Elizabeth

Camden

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Elizabeth went on a mission
Mission
Camden

Ham with faint praise

Wed 29 Jun
Report written by Elizabeth

Today I popped to Ms L's during my lunch hour to complete a small shop for her. Her current level of mobility means that she's unable to carry heavier items by herself.

I was pleased to see Ms L looking so well after my last visit to her a few weeks ago, when she looked a little peaky. We exchanged a few bits of news while I clarified a couple of items on the list (as a non-pork eater, I definitely had questions about the variety of sliced ham wanted 😅).

Despite the clarifications, I still spent some time agonising over exactly which packet of ham to get, which I guess is because I'm inde-slice-ive about ham packets (I'll see myself out). Eventually I settled on a wafer thin version that seemed to fit Ms L's requirements, and whose packaging instilled me with the most confidence (it looked medium-fancy 😎👍🏻).

All of the important decisions made for the day, I returned Ms L's shopping and change to her, before trundling back to the office to face some deadlines.

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Elizabeth signed up to a mission • Please deliver groceries for Ms L
Wed 29 Jun
Elizabeth signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Clean patio for Clean Break

Wed 13 Jul 18:45 pm
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1DF
Garden blitz for this fab Women’s Charity

Clean Break in Kentish Town are having their festival and we’re going to help make the garden outdoor space look it’s best!

They have a loverly outdoor space that like a lot of places because of the pandemic is in need of a little TLC I’ve the last couple of Good Gym missions to help out we’ve planted up pots, weeded, power washed and created a veg patch.

Tasks for this group run will be continuing cleaning the patio, which will involve weeding, scraping, sweeping and pressure washing!

We’ll also be taking on a refresh of the out door furniture, giving them a guide sand and varnish to get them look good again and to make sure the last longer.

Meet at the Living Centre at 6:45pm, you can leave your bags there and collect when we return. It’s about 2.1km distance each way.

Or meet at the task around 7:15pm: Clean Break, 2 Patshull Rd, London NW5 2LB. (First right behind the job centre)

Clean Break is a women’s theatre company changing lives and changing minds – on stage, in prison and in the community.

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Elizabeth signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Story garden summer blitz

Wed 29 Jun 18:45 pm
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1DF
Helping out with planting projects in Somers Town

We’ll be working in a neighbouring housing estate, filling some raised beds, mulching, watering and planting.

Meet at The Live Center at 6:45 for a short run before heading to the Story Garden.

Or meet at the Story Garden just after 7pm.

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Elizabeth signed up to a group run
Group run
Camden

Story garden

Wed 22 Jun 18:45 pm
The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1DF

Please note that this group run has been cancelled.

Helping out with planting projects in Somers Town

We’ll be joining Global Generation’s new Postcode Gardener Emma in the Somers Town Estate nr St Pancas to help with several exciting developments happening in terms of greening projects at three of the residential blocks.

The activities would involve planting edible & ornamental plants in raised brick beds, and sessions of planting wildflower plugs in a grassy area to achieve a re-wilding effect which will be beneficial for pollinators and wildlife.

Meet at The Live Center at 6:45 for a short run before heading to the Story Garden.

Or meet at the Story Garden at 7pm.

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Elizabeth signed up to a mission • Bed removal for Miss P
Sun 19 Jun
Elizabeth went on a group run
Group run
Camden

Clean patio for clean break

Wed 15 Jun
Report written by Pete Hutchings

It was a hot one, so we met and the task and took it easy.

After our last visit and failed attempt and pressure washing we manged to get it up and run to further clean areas of the patio

We revamped some planters very which had masses of old dead plants and roots to be replaced with new soil and plants.

Moving an olive tree other established pots we created a screen for the green which will be further enhanced by the sweet peas and strawberries we had planted.

The large pots made way for the grow bags and vegetable planting with courgettes, tomatoes and aubergine's going in.

All efforts rewarded with cake thanks to Liz!

We'll be back in a few weeks to do more preparation for Clean Breaks summer festival.

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Elizabeth went on a group run
Group run
Hackney

Dig for victory

Tue 14 Jun
Report written by Joel Wiles

GoodGym, Sunshine and Digging!

What more can you want!!

Lovely to have a crack group of some seriously experienced GoodGymers to take on a formidable task and welcome first timer Rob to the party!

Helping the speedily transforming Springfield Park with our monthly visit. Taking in one if the best London Views going as we got stuck into emptying 4 tonnes of soil from cast iron flower beds so they can be moved to a new location in the park.

Running the 4k from London Fields to Springfield park got the crew warm and primed for action. Grabbing the tools and cracking on the shoveling.

So much soil to dig, barrow to the woodland then tip out. we hit a great rhythm early and managed to keep the barrows constantly rolling for an hour of top class GG graft!

In perfect timing we got to the bottom with an epic effort complete we packed up and energised by Liz's sweets we bounded back home!

Thank you fir coming out fir a fun task!!

hope to see you at Hackney City farm next week! why not try a social or 2 with a watering task and pub visit on Friday in Tower Hamlets or a rounders social in Clapham on Saturday!! check out tge website for all the details!!

enjoy

Joel

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Elizabeth went on a mission
Mission
Islington

Cutting back garden for Mr E

Sat 11 Jun
Report written by KerryPalmer-Hadfield

Liz and I spent some time cutting back a lot of the overgrown plants in Mr E’s garden. There were lots of creeping plants growing up his walls that we removed as well as lots of branches from the smaller trees that were blocking the light coming into his home. We cleared the patio area from lots of debris and weeds to give him easy access to his garden. He seemed very happy with the results!

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Elizabeth went on a mission
Mission
Islington

Beating a pastry retreat

Sat 11 Jun
Report written by Elizabeth

Today I met up with Bella for a mission to help Mr D in Islington. Mr D is housebound, and needed some help in collecting a food parcel from the local foodbank.

After greeting Bella at the foodbank, we chatted about food for a few minutes while waiting for the foodbank to open (I have a long list of dessert places to visit 😁).

There was a slight hiccup after the foodbank opened, as Mr D had not been given a physical voucher for collecting his parcel. However, after we made a couple of phonecalls to Mr D to clarify the exact spelling of his surname, the helpful volunteers were able to retrieve both his voucher and his collection for us 😊

A previous GoodGym runner had estimated the total food at around 45kg. I would not disagree with this assessment! Luckily, Mr D was only a 10 minute or so walk away, so we only sweated a small bucketful as we made our way to his. Mr D and his partner were both very grateful for our efforts :)

Having worked up an appetite, Bella and I beat a hasty retreat to Pophams, as I took the opportunity to cross the bakery off my dessert list 😋

It was fun working with you, Bella. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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