Gayle Griffiths

Lambeth

44Good deeds

44runs

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Fly(er) Me to the Moon and Let Me Play Among the Stars

Tue 7 Dec 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Raising awareness of WATMOS events

Join the fly(er) gents and ladies from WATMOS to leaflet their tenants with all the great and good upcoming end of year events.

It will be a short run from our base at Papa's Park, grab the fobs and leaflets and then get started in a race like no other - imagine the RAID movies with less shooting and more leaflet through letterbox action ⏱

Time to lace up, grab a stack of (recyclable) leaflets and feel the burn of a stair workout on a Tuesday evening πŸ‹

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We all live in a yellow sub-manure πŸŸ¨πŸ’©

Tue 30 Nov
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Report written by Sam Lefevre

Pun credited to: Michael

This wasn't your usual GoodGym Lambeth group run. For starters, we had it lucky tonight with a two for Tuesday's in terms of tasks. Both Slade Adventure Playground and The Remakery needed our help tonight, but more on that later. Yet, the other unusual observation was the Group Run leader tonight looked different. Firstly, Yianny had a cast on his lower right leg, but that wasn't it. Related to that fact, Sam, the Area Activator from GoodGym Southwark was here to lead! (Wait for applause and cheering). It seems like the borough border control lets anyone through on a Tuesday night.... πŸ™„

Yianny was there for the start of the Group Run to deliver the introductions as 12 GoodGymers (which was a great split in terms of numbers) came out in full force. After a bitterly cold week last week, it was a pleasant change to have mild winds in our favour. However, most of us didn't get the memo and wrapped up to be warmer than a Polar Bear in the Caribbean. After a quick warm up and the ice-breaker question of - Tomorrow is the 1st of December, if you were to have any type of advent calendar, what would yours consist of?

Amongst the 12 answers, we had chilli sauces, sweets (Moams), biscuits, cheeses, coffee, tea bags and save the best for last, a different song every day....songs can last more than a day,!


Short Run or Long Run

Since we had two tasks that were fairly close to each other and both within less than 2k away, Sam decided to ensure the run to Slade Adventure Playground would have a massive detour and end up being 2.4k each way against a straight route Aislin was going to take to The Remakery, which was 1.6k away. Everyone had to make their choice and in the end, in turned out that all of the women - Aislin, Rebecca, Shauna, Gayle and Katy (and Michael) wanted to take the shorter run to The Remarkery whilst the guys - Sam, George, Michael, Chris, Nathan and Joao took the loopy route via Clapham North station (an out and back detour) to Slade Adventure Playground at a fast pace! πŸƒ


Such a sh*tty job

Actually, the task was quite lovely! The guys arrived at Slade Adventure Playground just after 19:25 to meet Jamie and we went straight into the task. He kindly turned on the floodlights so that we could see what we were doing, yet the portable floodlights we had came in handy for the final destination. But what were we transporting to the final destination?

It comes from Lansdowne Way, which is nearby - Jamie

Jamie said that to Sam when he asked about what we were dealing with tonight and thought there's no City Farm near here....where did this truck load of πŸ’© come from?

There's a local horse stables on Lansdowne Way - Jamie

Great to know that it wasn't the πŸ’© of the residents of Lansdowne Way....yet, we had the task of moving under a tonne worth of manure from the middle of the playground nearer to the community garden and the beds. Armed with four wheelbarrows and four shovels, we all got into a rhyme and a system of filling the wheelbarrows, walking/jogging over to the destination to pour the steamy πŸ’©.

Wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow, we saw the pile of πŸ’© get smaller and smaller. It was a full body workout - core and definitely, the upper body (shoulders and back).

We're running out of steam - Chris

Yes, Chris, as the steam came out of the warm πŸ’©, we were feeling the strain on our bodies. Before we knew it, the time was approaching 20:00. Yet, after scooping the last bit of powdery πŸ’©, Sam transported the last wheelbarrow to be dumped on the new pile we had created. There was no time for the top soil to be moved, however, Jamie said it would be a task for his volunteers (60+ age group) on Saturday. We wish them well!


Wood I?

I certainly would πŸ˜‰ Don't know what I am talking about here, but most things in life, I would. Anyway, Aislin, Rebecca, Shauna, Gayle and Katy (and Michael) arrived at The Remakery to be given the task of moving woodchip. Another strength and conditioning task that required them to shovel woodchip into wheelbarrows and transport/spreading them onto the beds that were in The Remakery's garden. They did remind the group that on Thursday night, they need our assitance with setting up their Art Studio. You can find and sign up to the task here.

Thank You Slade Adventure Playground and The Remakery

GoodGym is all about getting fit and doing good! We praise the runners/cyclists/walkers who come to get fit and help out, but we often forget about our task owners and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Slade Adventure Playground and The Remakery for agreeing to stay later than usual and for hosting us. They will have GoodGym Lambeth back to help them!

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Group Runs to The Remakery's Garden & Slade Adventure Playground Garden!!

Tue 30 Nov 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Getting these community gardens ready for Winter

How's this for Bang for your Buck - Two for Tuesday is back again - Two Tasks, two great organisations, two sprint distance runs!! 😍

The Remakery is an amazing place where people repurpose old wood/fabric etc. into new furniture and other useful things. It turns out they also have a garden which fits alongside their green credentials!

Slade Adventure Playground offers over an acre of safe, staffed space where children & young people can come to play, make new friends, develop skills & try new things.

We've got a few different jobs:

🌲 mulching beds & tree root zones

🌱weeding & tiding beds

βœ‚οΈ pruning & removing raspberries

πŸ‚ turning & shifting compost

🌳 adding wire mesh around the trees

It's a short run away (1.5k) but we'll have a longer option too!


New to GG Lambeth? We're a super friendly group who meet at Papa's Park near Brixton Station at 7pm on Tuesdays. We run to a local organisation, do a physical task for them and run back by 8:30. You can leave things in Papa's Cafe where there's a loo too! Email me if you've got any questions??

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Rocky Road to Vegan Blondies!

Tue 23 Nov
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Report written by Yianny

A bumper Tuesday for GG Lambeth runners with two tasks, runs heading off in opposite directions, an Area Activator in a boot/on crutches and hand torches running out of battery throughout the evening! πŸ˜–

In true Lambeth style two Task Force members stepped forward to lead the runs - shout out to Charlotte & Sarah - the Autumn classic collecting and bagging leaves at Brixton Road Youth Centre and making a start on GROAD moving their donations into a new storage unit. πŸ’ͺ

The sprinters headed off for the 1.5kms to Brixton Road where it has been 'raining leaves' and were able to clear a huge amount (see photos!) while the middle distance runners made the 3.5km journey (with a long hill climb) to West Norwood and were faced with a Herculean mountain of donations to move. πŸš€

There are still two more opportunities to support Get Rid of and Donate this week with Community Missions on Wednesday and Friday - if you are free please do sign up!

With some fantastic back marking everyone arrived back at base safely and in time to celebrate Michael's fantastic achievement of 150 Good Deeds while enjoying Rocky Road bites and vegan Blondies! (Thanks Charlotte & Tim) 😍

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Gayle Griffiths went on a community mission
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Sunday sorting πŸ§₯ 🧣 🧀

Sun 21 Nov
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Report written by Jenny

Jen and Gail met up with the GROAD team to sort out the donations bought in from the good people of Herne Hill! There were around 20 drops of all sorts of clothing, home ware and sleeping bags/blankets - all the donations were sorted ready for future GoodGym missions to deliver out to rough sleepers or for local refugees.

Take a look at the tasks we have coming up with GROAD, it’s a great organisation needs always the man/women power of GoodGymers to help get their lifechanging work done!

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Weeding & Writing

Tue 16 Nov
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Report written by Yianny

πŸƒ 14 Intrepid runners braved the slick streets and traffic of Brixton to rescue the 50 meter long planters at Jubilee Primary School from weeds.

Pre-run briefing was delivered by Katie on the lifecycle of mushrooms that she picked up on last Saturday's Community Mission https://www.goodgym.org/reports/well-wasn-t-that-fun-guys

In one patch, once the weeds were cleared, a trove of rock hard potatoes (or possibly large pebbles were unearthed) alongside plastic gardening tools, many pencils, a tennis ball and a small chalk board. These rescued items will be put back to good use!

After 30 solid minutes of work ten black bags stuffed with garden waste were disposed of while part of the group did a quick fitness blast. πŸ‹

Special shout out to Kaz for daring to go where no one had gone before with his clearing of the outer boundaries and to Jessie who just hit the milestone of 25 Good Deeds !! ⭐

A big thank you to Juan at Jubilee Primary School for equipping us - we will be back to help scrape the old rubber ff the tarmac in the playground πŸ’ͺ !

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Two For Tuesday - Brixton Road Youth Centre x GROAD !!

Tue 23 Nov 18:45 pm
Papa's Park, 10-17 Pulross Road, London, SW9 8AF
Clear the path around the building so it stops getting soggy and mossy!

This week's closer task is a regular for the Autumn - Brixton Road Youth Centre has some huge trees and it's the time of year where they don't stop shedding their leaves...

We'll meet Sharron and Cathy who will prep us with bags and rakes and we'll blitz the outside of the building πŸ’ͺ

It's about a 2k run each way but we'll have a longer option for those that fancy it.

Please bring gardening gloves and a head torch if you have them! 🧀

Task 2 is to help our friends at GROAD with a internal move at their storage in Norwood - clearing three units into one. πŸ‹


New to GG Lambeth? We're a super friendly group who meet at Papa's Park near Brixton Station at 7pm on Tuesdays. We run to a local organisation, do a physical task for them and run back by 8:30. You can leave things in Papa's Cafe where there's a loo too! Email me if you've got any questions??

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Collecting and sorting donations for GROAD

Sun 21 Nov 13:00 pm
St Faith's Community Centre, Red Post Hill, London, SE24 9JQ
Sort people's unused stuff so it can be given to refugees, homeless people and those in need.

Get Rid Of And Donate (GROAD) do amazing work making use of unused STUFF donated to them by the public. We've previously helped them pack Christmas presents and toys for local kids and packed and distributed bags of essentials for rough sleepers.

They're expecting lots of donations so have asked for our help to sort items into categories. Members of the public book a slot to bring their clothes, housewares, duvets etc. and our job is then to put the stock into the right place.

The task is at St Faith's Church Hall, near North Dulwich station which is up the road from Herne Hill station. There may not be a member of TaskForce there, but the GROAD team are all very helpful and friendly 😊

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