Holly Dunkley

Hammersmith and Fulham

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Hammersmith and Fulham

Sprucing up the garden at St Dionis Church

Tue 24 Nov 18:00 pm
St Dionis Church, 18A Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UH

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Help a local church

We'll be helping to spruce up the garden in-front of St Dionis Church - there's lots of leaf sweeping to be done!

Hopefully see you there!

If you have any questions, please drop me a line: bethn@goodgym.org.

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Holly Dunkley went on a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank Packing Session

Mon 19 Oct
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Report written by Holly Dunkley

Packing for the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank (morning session)

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Holly Dunkley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Hammersmith and Fulham

Sprucing up the garden at St Dionis Church

Tue 20 Oct 18:00 pm
St Dionis Church, 18A Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UH

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Help a local church

We'll be helping to spruce up the garden in-front of St Dionis Church - there's lots of leaf sweeping to be done!

Hopefully see you there!

If you have any questions, please drop me a line: bethn@goodgym.org.

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Holly Dunkley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Hounslow

Helping out at the Gunnersbury Park Estate- December edition

Wed 2 Dec 18:45 pm
Gunnersbury Park , Popes Lane , London , W3 8LQ

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Keeping our local green space looking tip top

The first wednesday of the month back at Gunnersbury Park, helping the gardening team with various jobs on the grounds including Mulching, Litter picking and of course keeping on top of the ever growing brambles!

Meeting point: The north lodge on Popes Lane

Don’t forget gardening gloves and head torches

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Holly Dunkley went on a community mission
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Lambeth

When Mush Comes To Shovel

Tue 6 Oct
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Report written by Mark Gilyead

We finally went back to the bees!! I'd heard lots about Bee Urban, loads of people's favourite task, basically a collection of hives and flowers to keep the bees going and make some tasty honey. πŸ˜‹

We had a beeeeautiful team, ready to get BUZZY. 🐝🐝🐝🐝

Barnaby gave us a couple of jobs:

🌸🌺🌼Planting bulbs - finding little spots around the park to plant some bulbs with some concise instructions πŸ‘Œ

πŸ‚Sifting compost - shovelling a load of compost onto a big sieve to get rid of all the leaves (and twigs and sunglasses?!) and then wheelbarrowing that into a big sack - we filled 3!

After an hour we were done and hit the road (back in time for the Bake Off 🧁)

Nice to have some visitors from nearby - shout out to Miranda and Holly off of Hammersmith & Fulham and Emma from Southwark!

Also nice one Will - he SMASHED the London Marathon just two days ago πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ And is booked in for another one in just a month!

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Holly Dunkley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Lambeth

Turning Compost and Planting Bulbs at Bee Urban

Tue 6 Oct 18:30 pm
Bee Urban, St Agnes Place, London, SE11 4BE
The Beeeeeees

Super last minute Tuesday task at Bee Urban, an awesome spot of green and bee hives in Kennington Park. It's been a while since we've been there but now Barnaby has a couple of jobs for us - turning a load of compost and planting some bulbs in pots.

Please bring gardening gloves and headtorch if you have one.

Meet at Bee Urban which is on the East side of Kennington Park - here

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Holly Dunkley has pledged to support Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank Thu 1 Oct 2020
Holly Dunkley has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Tue 29 Sep 2020

Holly is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Holly Dunkley has has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Tue 29 Sep 2020

Holly completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Holly was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Holly Dunkley went on a community mission
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Hammersmith and Fulham

Shed over heels!

Tue 29 Sep
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Report written by Beth Nelson

9 GoodGymers got stuck into a shed load of jobs for sweep thrills at the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden

On a cloudy but dry Tuesday evening, nine GoodGymers entered into the Josiah Briathwaite Community Garden, part of the Nubian Life Centre. We were all greeted by the lovely, Susannah who was very glad to see the red GoodGym army back to lend a hand.

The Nubian Life Centre provides adult day care services for the Afro-Caribbean community with health issues such as Dementia and Alzheimer's.

Pre-Covid-19, the community garden was used by the elders at weekends to grow organic and medicinal food, and as a safe space for children to explore and find all the bugs! Currently, they are running online workshops for both adults and children which are going down really well, especially with the children - oh the wonders of Zoom!

Susannah ran through tonight's list of tasks with the group:

  • Weed the patio and paths 🌱
  • Sweep the patio and paths 🧹
  • Cut the overhanging plants βœ‚οΈ
  • Tidy and sort the shed and greenhouse πŸ’ͺ
  • Construct some new shelving for the greenhouse πŸ”¨

Moving shed loads

Arba and Ed were tasked with a big challenge...their first job was to remove EVERYTHING out of the cluttered and unorganised shed and sort through it (chuck, keep or almagamate!). They worked in perfect tandom and it wasn't long before a whole plethora of items were lying outside of the shed.

Amongst the boxes, bags, tools, lawnmower and BBQ, Ed discovered three beers that were all (sadly) well beyond their best before date. There were also broken broom handles which Ed gave to Will to break up into smaller pieces - thankfully only one break was done before Susannah interjected to stop the destruction, and exclaimed that the broom handles could be used at their art workshops.

Once everything had been removed and sorted through, Arba and Ed began the process of putting it all back in - this time in a far more organised fashion! Check out the transformation, it's impressive! Susannah expressed her delight at there being storage space within the shed, and the fact that she could now both see and locate items inside!

Sweeping up appearances

Michelle, Analiese, Beth and Lucy began tackling the weeds on the patio and paths. Analiese discovered the magical "sβ€’β€’t hot pointy weeding tool" (Tom Clough, 2019) and took great satisfaction in removing the weeds from the cracks in the patio and paths with it.

Lucy went with her favourite past time, sitting on the floor and pulling out weeds, Michelle joined her and also applied her manual brut strength method on the weeds to good effect.

As Lucy tackled more of the weeds by hand (still sat down!), Analiese and Michelle ensured a clean sweep up of the weeds into neat piles; while Beth was on hand with the large dustpan and brush to sweep up their many piles!

Cut's the worst that could happen?

Outside of the garden, Will was helping Susannah to cut, sweep and bag all the large overgrown plants. With heaps of clippings surrounding him, Michelle and Beth came out to lend a hand armed with bin bags, brushes and large dustpans and brushes - we get treated to all the best equipment by Susannah, and I could sense a twinge of jealousy from our GoodGym Hounslow neighbours! πŸ€ͺ

GoodGym in glass houses with lots of shelf-efficacy!

Holly and Miranda teamed up to tackle the greenhouse. Due to the shed being too full and unorganised, the garden tools and other items better suited to the shed had been placed in the greenhouse with all the plants.

Once Holly and Miranda had removed all the items out of the greenhouse onto the lawn, they then began to assemble the shelving unit - to help utilise the space within the greenhouse.

With a bit of 'to me to you' action and good teamwork it wasn't long before the shelving unit was built and carried into the greenhouse. The final step was to put everything that did belong in the greenhouse - plants, pots and compost - back into the greenhouse and onto the newly built shelving unit.

With all the jobs done βœ…, everyone posed for a team photo, lit up in the darkness by Susannah's small but powerful lamps.

Before we headed our separate ways home, Susannah reiterated to the group how pleased she was to see us back, and thanked us all for our hard work - the nine of us had worked for over an hour = nine hours of work, saving Susannah a whole day's work! Well done team! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Big welcome along to our THREE new GoodGymers tonight, Holly, Miranda and Ed - thank you for coming along, hope you all enjoyed your first task!

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