Iitmari

Lewisham

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Lewisham

I don’t be-leaf it

Mon 1 Aug
Report written by Kim Parker

Time flies when you’re having fun - 1 year of goodness! Thanks for all the support and coming out in rain or shine to do good across the borough.

Tonight was a last minute change of plan, we were switching from St Mary’s Primary School to St Mary’s Church. We got so much done at the school last week that we need to wait for the landscapers to make some more progress before we can visit again. There was plenty for us to get stuck in at St Mary’s Church and they were very welcome of the last minute GG help.

The tasks for the evening were: - clear the leaves - sweep the paths - wheelbarrow the leaves to the compost piles - water all the plants in the therapeutic garden

Everyone got stuck into the tasks and by the end of the hour the paths were looking amazing. The plants looks relieved to have had a big drink especially with the lack of rain we’re having.

Welcome to Nadine who joined us on her first group run, hope to see on at group runs or community missions in the future!

Don’t forget the summer social is on 13th August!

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Hobble the Leader

Mon 25 Jul
Report written by Kim Parker

After a week off group running due to the extreme heat, we were ready and raring to go! It was a shorter run this week over to St Mary's Primary School to continue clearing that space which will eventually become a Forest School. We are lucky to have been involved in this task right from the start and it has been amazing to see the progress since our first visit.

Our main task tonight was a fairly simple one: to remove all the rubbish and glass from the site. The school don't want the rubbish surfacing at a later date when there are children using the area. Armed with thick leather gloves, we began clearing years and years of rubbish including a lot of tennis balls and the more creepy, a doll with matted hair and the more strange, a metal pipe covered in plastic bamboo.

The other tasks that needed to be completed this evening included moving the larger branches and pieces of wood into a pile as these will be used for building structures in the Forest School. And also moving the fence panels to the rubbish pile.

With 5min to go our last task for the evening was to move a pile of concrete that had been dug up to the rubbish pile - the group got stuck in and it was done in no time. All that was left was for me to remove the bramble thorns from my leg and it was group photo time and back to Glass Mill.

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A visit to Seniors!

Mon 29 Aug 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Let's help our friends on Stanstead Road

We will run a little further this week, with a 7km round-trip over to Seniors. There will be a number of different jobs to tackle, both inside and out of the building.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Help in the beautiful Luxmore Gardens

Mon 22 Aug 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Run - do good - run!

This week is a shorter run of around 3.5km to New Cross to help at the rather special Luxmore Gardens. You might have been past this space many times and not even realised it's here! If you have gardening gloves, please bring them with you.

If you are new to all this, don't be shy and don't be worried about feeling left out, we try to make everyone feel very welcome. If you are using the changing rooms and lockers at Glass Mill, make sure you bring a returnable £1 coin.

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Join us as we run over to Goldsmiths

Mon 15 Aug 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Run - do good - get fit!

YWelcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task

This week we are returning to Goldsmiths Community Centre in Catford after 4 years since our last visit! The space has been hosting a COVID test centre since early 2021 and now that has been taken down they need our helping getting on top of the garden space. Expect lots of clearing of weeds and cutting back trees/shrubs! It's going to be an exciting project to be involved in!

The Run

GoodGym is for everyone! We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is. This weeks run is approx. 8km in total - don't forget we have the task in the middle to recover.

The Essentials

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly!

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Various tasks at The PNK Garden

Mon 8 Aug 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Improve the space for the local community

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task:

This is a brand new task this week and we're heading to The PNK Garden to help with various tasks including weeding and watering. It's a slightly longer run this week so we'll aim to set off at 6.45pm on the dot.

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is sometimes possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.

The Essentials:

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers).

Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly! Every so often we head out after our run for some food and drink, a chance to get to know each other a bit better.

See you soon!

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Help make progress with the Forest School at St Marys

Mon 25 Jul 18:45 pm
Glass Mill Leisure Centre, 41 Loampit Vale, Lewisham, SE13 7FT
Make a start on the next stage

Welcome to GoodGym Lewisham!

We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations in our area.

The Task

This week we are returning to St Mary's school. The plans are finalised and the landscapers have a list of tasks we can assist with, it will include clearing the space and cutting back brambles/overgrown space. Make sure you bring gardening gloves as it's been a unloved space for a long time and we've found all sorts over the past couple of visits. It'll be fantastic to visit the space in the daylight and a shorter run of around 2km this week.

The Run

GoodGym is for everyone! We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together, so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is. This weeks run is approx. 5km in total - don't forget we have the task in the middle to recover.

The Essentials

We meet at Glass Mill Leisure Centre at 6.45pm, so a short walk from Lewisham Station. We have access to lockers and changing facilities, so you could easily drop in on your way home (bring a pound coin or padlock if you want to use the lockers). Look out for the red t-shirts, we're very friendly!

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Iitmari completed a training run • Afternoon Run
Sun 17 Jul
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Iitmari completed a training run • Morning Run
Sat 2 Jul
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Iitmari went on a group run
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Lewisham

No of(Fence) Intended

Mon 27 Jun
Report written by Kim Parker

We haven't been back to the site of the Forest School for a couple of months as the designers and landscapers have been beavering away and making plans for the space. It was fantastic to be back there in daylight and to see how big the space actually is.

We had 2 tasks for the evening, 2 very big tasks:

  • take down the fence that was splitting the space in half
  • clear as much brambles and weeds as possible to allow the landscapers to see exactly what they're working with

We split into groups and began clearing the space. As it was a shorter run, we had plenty of time to get stuck into the task and make a real difference.

After a missing pruning saw was found, it was time to head back to Glass Mill slightly later than planned but time flies when you're having fun!

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