Ellinor

Tower Hamlets

18Good deeds

18runs

66cheers

Ellinor went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

A wheel-y good morning

Sat 27 Mar
Report written by Stephen Tolfree

A group of 6 enthusiastic good gymers made their way over to the farm for another day helping create a massive wildlife pond with cheery host Alex. The weather was absolutely cracking! Sarah and Elle filled baskets of pebbles and moved a shingle beach from one end of the pond to the other. Whilst Becky, Alex, Eva and Stephen filled wheelbarrows with aquatic soil and wheeled it to cover the liner around the pond and in the water catchment area. We worked hard with everyone having aching muscles at the end. We finished with a treat - seeing the one day old lambs and kids!

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Ellinor signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Gardening tasks at Stepney City Farm's new aquatic space

Sat 27 Mar 10:00 am
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Green, London, E1 3DG
Come and help shift turf, wheel and rake as we help the farm move this new space along...

Come and join this small, outdoor group activity!

What you will be doing

  • You will be led this morning by Task Force pro Stephen as you shift aquatic soil in wheelbarrows, rake and move stones.

Why have GoodGym TH classed this activity as essential?

  • Stepney City Farm are looking for a very small number of volunteers for this time-sensitive task: helping to build a space "that benefits the mental health and wellbeing of our local community, in line with the farm's charitable objectives."

Cancellation

  • The farm need 6 GoodGymers for this activity, so if anything changes after signing-up for this activity, please un-sign with as much notice as possible, to free up your place for someone else.
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Ellinor went on a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Friday night's alright for sorting

Fri 20 Nov
Report written by Rosa

There's only one place to be on a Friday night these days... our favourite Crisis warehouse! Richard had a new set of tasks for us tonight, as one of the main distribution warehouses for Crisis this year there are many different items that need to be shipped to other Crisis locations from our East London Hub so we set to work organising various items. Over 1000 bags will be packed over the coming days by volunteers ready to go to Crisis users over Christmas so we had a team moving pallets of various items including shower gel, snack bars, plugs, masks and more into the right sequence so that there's an easy assembly line for volunteers to follow - special mention to Tracey for taking charge of the 'shopping list'!

On one side of the room we had power packs and various items being counted and sorted ready to go to different locations, and on the other side another team counting the bags so that we had the right number ready to be packed underneath each hub due to receive them, maths skills were put to the test to divide boxes of 250 into various groups ranging from 50 to 400... we got there in the end and this will really speed things up for the volunteers packing bags as they won't need to count for each location.

Finally we had a team folding information sheets also ready to be packed in bags and given to Crisis users, there was lots to be folded but a really important task to increase awareness of support they have access to including GP services and more.

Before we left we had a round of applause for Rebecca who reached her 50 task milestone tonight - great work Becky, well done!!

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Ellinor signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

CRISIS: The Christmas Community Mission (prepping the warehouse Phase II)

Fri 20 Nov 18:30 pm
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
Helping to prepare the Crisis Christmas warehouse

Background as to why this Community Mission is taking place

Crisis need help preparing their Christmas logisitcal hub.

They have bundles of support from organisations and companies wanting to be involved with their Christmas provisions, but they do still need a few pairs of local, experienced volunteers to help get the warehouse ready in time.

What you will be doing

Tonight we'll be joining Richard in continuing to prep the warehouse as the venue takes a step closer to becoming the Christmas Crisis hub... Tasks may involve clearing, lifting, laying carpet, wheeling deliveries across the premises...A real mixed bag.

Health and Safety: What You Need to Know Before Signing-Up

  • You need to bring your own gloves to wear.

  • You need to bring a face covering and although this is a vast area, when you're working in an indoor area here, you will need to wear your face covering.

  • The warehouse gets chilly. Please wear plenty of layers.

  • MOST IMPORTANT: We have to adhere to strict number caps on sign-up,but Crisis DO need 20 GoodGymers. PLEASE UN-SIGN IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS ACTIVITY CLOSER TO THE TIME. If you un-sign, someone else waiting for a place on this activity then gets notified a spot has become free.

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Ellinor went on a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Carpet Capers and Clean Kitchens

Fri 6 Nov
Report written by Tracey

On this cold evening a merry gang of 20 goodgymmers from Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets were greeted by Richard our task owner. It's always nice to see our neighbouring Goodgymers and this is such a worthwhile task.

We split into 3 groups. In the hub the larger group set to work to lay new carpet tiles and refresh the old ones in festive colours. By the end of the night the space was transformed and ready to be furnished.

In the pastoral care suite Sharon, Kevin and team were tasked with laying a carpet. Stanley knives were defeated, but they were not and left job done.

Meanwhile in the kitchen the cleaning team did a great job leaving a grungy space clean and fresh and ready for appliances to be installed next week.

It's great to see this space really starting to take shape now, but there is still lots more work to do.

A special welcome to Stephen from Tower Hamlets who joined us for his first mission, he will actually be using the building as a CRISIS volunteer. A special mention too to JC who crossed the river from Greenwich.

There are more CRISIS missions over the next few weeks, to make sure the space will be transformed into a working hub. This is a popular one, so sign up while you can.

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Ellinor has completed 15 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 2 Nov 2020

Ellinor has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym

Ellinor went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Wheel Meet Again

Mon 2 Nov
Report written by Reika

We had not one but two brilliant GoodGymers writing tonight's report, with Sree's wonderful pun...

Says Sree,

"As the timeslot was earlier than usual (to get as much daylight in as possible) a whole new set of eager Stepney City Farm first timers were able to join this very popular community mission - guided by our very own Task owner Siobhan.

Reika and Anna chose the task of weeding, and Ellinor and Sarah chose to deadhead sunflowers. The rest of us - Katrine, Zoe and farm veterans Sree and Ceiling were given the task of sweeping the courtyard and barn.

As a result of our efforts, many wheelbarrow trips to the compost heap were required.

As the light started to fade, we packed up and spent some time getting acquainted with the barn animals.

As ever the mission flew by and was enjoyed by all those who attended. Hopefully we shall see some of you first-timers back at the Farm soon!"

And Reika adds,

"It’s lovely to see GoodGym friends and help our local farm, sharing laughter with donkeys before the lockdown.

Yes, it's a tough time for everyone but it’s priceless to do something for someone. x"

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Ellinor signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

CRISIS: The Christmas Community Mission (prepping the warehouse Phase I)

Fri 6 Nov 18:30 pm
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
Helping to prepare the Crisis Christmas warehouse

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have committed to providing 20 GoodGymers and so we really, really need to offer the allocated 20 pairs of hands. PLEASE UN-SIGN IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS. If you un-sign, someone else waiting for a place on this activity then gets notified a spot has become free.

Background as to why this Community Mission is taking place

Crisis need help preparing their Christmas logisitcal hub.

They have bundles of support from organisations and companies wanting to be involved with their Christmas provisions, but they do still need a few pairs of local, experienced volunteers to help get the warehouse ready in time.

What you will be doing

Tonight we'll be joining Richard in prepping the warehouse for the basics: the installation of the medical centre and the call centre.

Health and Safety: What You Need to Know Before Signing-Up

  • You need to bring your own gloves to wear.

  • You need to bring a face covering and although this is a vast area, when you're working in an indoor area here, you will need to wear your face covering.

  • The warehouse gets chilly. Please wear plenty of layers.

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Ellinor signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

First farm visit of November!

Mon 2 Nov 16:30 pm
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG
We're back to the farm to help out at one of the busiest times of year!

Why are we going?

This farm activity, while great fun for us, is also an enormous help to the farm, particularly at this time, enabling them to 'spread the load' of some of their essential farm chores.

What do we need to bring

  • Your own gloves.

  • Face covering, in the unlikely event you end up working in a confined outdoor space.

What will we be doing?

  • You will be greeted and briefed by experienced Task Owner Siobhan, who will then distribute you throughout this spacious, outdoor, animal-filled oasis, for a variety of tasks which may include cleaning, wheeling straw and turning compost.
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