Helen

Newham

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Helen went on a group run
Group run
Newham

We like to move it…..move it

Wed 1 Dec
Report written by Sharon Prince

A late leadership change due to Brahma being on good husband duties meant Kev taking the lead....well I nominated him once we arrived at the Crisis Warehouse

It was great to have Hugh Jeans join us big thanks to Amy and Olivia for letting us have for the evening.

Office furniture moving was the task for this evening.....the moving part was the easiest working out the best position for the desk and getting some units up the stairs was slightly trickier but we got there in the end after a couple of false starts

Helen was our expert with the wheeled trolly ensuring smooth movement of the items.

Simon and Dan did and awesome job with traversing the cupboards up the stairs.

Ruth Hils and Eugene did a brilliant job balancing the desk while Kevin screwed it back together.

With a final full team effort the last of the donated furniture was placed in the call centre ready for the Crisis at Christmas volunteers who will be working here over the next few weeks.

Mission complete we headed of into the now cold night promising Richard we would return in 2022 to dismantle it all again ready for the warehouse to be refurbished.

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Helen signed up to a group run
Group run
Newham

Crisis Christmas Warehouse

Wed 1 Dec 18:45 pm
PrintHouse Bar, 133 High St, London , E15 2RB
Do good - Get fit

Following the success of last year, Crisis have asked if we could come back and volunteer again. Whilst there was a lockdown then and we had multiple different Goodgym areas showing their support, times are a bit different now. If we could provide just half of the people power of last year that would be a huge help to their cause.

"A large-scale operation that oversees the distribution of the vast array of vital resources we need, from medical supplies, food and warm clothing to cleaning products, hygiene items and PPE."

2020 stats:

  • 2,004 People received a wellbeing pack
  • 475 People in hotel accommodation
  • 597 One - One advice sessions
  • 402 Telephone befriending sessions
  • 140 Health appointments
  • 238 Digital inclusion sessions

The exact details of this task haven't been confirmed yet, but likely helping transport vital supplies around the warehouse.

Headtorches will be needed for the run.

See you all then.

B

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Helen went on a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Autumn Gathering & Pumpkin Light Up

Fri 22 Oct

Pumpkin lighting, soup by the fire and autumnal activities lay ahead.

Our favourite local permaculture garden has invited us to their annual shindig, they'll need a little help I'm sure, but you can expect some knowledge, soup and a great night in return.

The event runs from 5-9pm ish, though feel free to come along at an hour that suits you.

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Helen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Autumn Gathering & Pumpkin Light Up

Fri 22 Oct 18:00 pm
Harley Grove, Next to Gurdwara, big black gate, London, E3 2AT
Do good - Get fit

Pumpkin lighting, soup by the fire and autumnal activities lay ahead.

Our favourite local permaculture garden has invited us to their annual shindig, they'll need a little help I'm sure, but you can expect some knowledge, soup and a great night in return.

The event runs from 5-9pm ish, though feel free to come along at an hour that suits you.

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Helen went on a group run
Group run
Newham

As You Sow, Social You Reap

Wed 29 Sep
Report written by Brahma Pochee

Was a bit enthusiastic about this run, for three reasons:

  • Very healthy sign ups, creeping up to pre-virus levels, with some new faces to meet and some old ones to catch up with.

  • First time checking out out Print House, what a classy new base it is, fertile ground for socials, nice and spacious inside, warm staff and a handy location to set off from.

  • It was a beautiful clear bright sky all day, autumnal temperature sure, but that's perfect for running.

Did our normal warm up at outside Print House, then a run through some race reports from Lil and Siobhan at Hackney. Lil's first one, you can extract huge confidence from that, and Siobhan ticking off another 13.1 miles, not her best, but that's okay. Then our RWQ: "What are you looking forward to this Autumn?" Wearing a thick knitted jumper, a sunny trip to Spain, sporting a new autumn coat, taking in Croatia, running London Marathon, running Chester Marathon, Christmas (!) and riding a new tandem bike. A plethora of excitement in store for GGN runners.

Once at Cody Dock, the inimitable Basia instructed us to assist with some wood based tasks; oiling and sanding. Three groups went off into different stretches of the docks and completed their jobs. Kev, Dan and I were oiling, having less height than the other two, I was deemed the sacrificial lamb to enter the large wooden box, in order to reach the hard to get to places. On all fours head first, and basically trapped in, compromised is the word that springs to mind.

We had a nice trot back to base for our last Weds of the month social. Pizzas and refreshments were had, races tactics were discussed, nutritional strategies analysed - a wholesome evening in all.

We are back on an every Wednesday Group Run schedule, so block out your calendars and let's build some routine. Next week we are at Manorfield Primary School, sign up here, helping them shift 5 tonnes of compost.

Have a great weekend, especially you marathoners.

B

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Helen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

GetOut community garden

Sat 28 Aug 12:00 pm
43 Harley Grove, Bow, London, E3 2AT
Help cultivate the community garden space, grow food, make nice etc.

Kieran at the Get Out community garden is looking for regular help on Saturday afternoons 12 till 3 to keep the garden growing and make it an increasingly nice space for the local community.

You do not have to stay for the whole of 12-3. Perfectly fine for people to drop in whenever they can between those times.

Note there might be some Saturdays that we won’t have access to the adjoining school, so there may not be access to toilets.

The gardens are just next to the Gurdwara on Harley Grove, entrance through the black door. Also important to note that we’ll often do something social after, eg little drinky on the way home.

Cheers!

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Helen went on a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Good weed of the day

Thu 15 Jul
Report written by Sharon Prince

A Thursday evening mission for us this week but sadly 3 of the sign ups couldn't make it. We lost Brahma and Kevin to man flu.......thankfully they are both made of strong stuff so I'm sure we shall see them soon and Hilary got hit by the NHS 'ping'

Justin joined us for his 4th community mission this week....great work Justin see you in a few weeks.

Weeding and plant thinning were the orders for this evening.

Paul and I wrangled the bindweed while Justin and Helen weeded the raised beds.

I continued wresting the bindweed and Paul started to add wood chippings to the base of the fruit trees and the path,which hopefully will help slow down the weeds returning.

Miriam helped with the thinning of the seedlings helping ensure a good crop,they may be some goodies to harvest next time we visit.

Abbey Gardens hold weekly evening community sessions and the last Saturday of the month.

We shall be joining them on Saturday 31st July signup

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Helen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Magpie Project Summer Celebration Set Up

Sat 24 Jul 10:00 am
Forest Lane Park, Magpie Close, Forest Lane, London, E7 9DE
Set up the volunteer summer party for the Magpie project, who provide a safe and fun place for mums and under-fives

The Magpie is a fantastic organization who provide a safe and fun place for mums and under-fives suffering in temporary or insecure accommodation.

They are holding their summer celebration on Saturday 24th July as a thank you to those that help the organization, and are looking for some fabulous volunteers to set up the party, which will include music, storytelling, a BBQ, a bouncy castle and more.

The task starts at 10am, and will last for an hour.

As an extra option for those that want to, there are also opportunities to stay and volunteer during the party.

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Helen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Help Abbey Gardens

Thu 15 Jul 19:00 pm
Bakers row, London , E15 3NF
Do Good Get Fit

I've convinced Abbey Gardens to return to a weekday slot, with the intention of getting more hands on deck. No pressure!

They've got some new leadership, along with new energy and ideas, the gardens have never looked better. We're a key part of that, having assisted at the gardens for circa 5 years.

I don't have a direct brief yet on the task, but will update. Expect the usual, get ready to muck in. Bring a bag too, in case there's a little harvest.

Look forward to catching up peeps.

B

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Helen went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

It's (still not quite) a wrap...

Fri 4 Jun
Report written by Hilary

Following on from Wednesday's unexpected return to the Crisis at Christmas warehouse, Friday evening's team comprised of a hard working bunch mainly from Newham and Tower Hamlets, but we also welcomed Chris from Southwark, venturing East for his second GoodGym outing. We continued with the task of getting all that remains in the warehouse stacked neatly on to pallets or into cages, clingfilmed up for transport into Crisis' permanent storage. It'll all come out again next year and another group of volunteers will have the (un?)enviable task of working out how everything has been thoroughly categorised and counted.

Enjoying a big turnout, we were able to get a bit more done than Taidgh from Crisis had anticipated, so having cleared bays 5 and 6, sorted out the sofas and chairs in another area, we made a beeline for the pub. There is, however, still a bit more to do! Sessions are up for Wednesday and Friday next week, so hope to see some of you there again.

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