We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. You will work with our volunteers to prepare food crates to be served to our clients within the Camden community at our foodbank centre in Camden.
If you can do some or all of the mission, let me know, any help is apricated.
Kingston upon Thames
We'll be in Tesco handing out FareShare 'shopping lists' with suggested donations. Customers can then buy items from this list to leave at the in-store food collection at the end of their shop. This food is taken to the nearest 21 FareShare Regional Centres where volunteers sort it to then redistribute it to 3500 charities across the country.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL SIGN UP* Please ensure that you are also signed up through the FareShare website and registered for this slot: https://fareshare.org.uk/foodcollection/
This task has been a huge success in the past with GoodGym helping FareShare collect thousands of donations in stores up and down the country!
It's a 3 hour slot that will need to be signed up to and they are set over three days from 9am to 9pm on 15th/16th and 17th July - You can find your nearest store and book a slot on the attached link above! Once in the site punch in your postcode and click on the apple.
I think East Molesey is maybe nearest for some but there is Teddington / Sunbury and many more ; - )
Upon arrival at the store please report to customer services to sign in and collect anything needed for the task.
Arrived to the store at 12, the employees were very welcoming and more than excited to help. I was able to start my shift right away. As expected, it wasn’t so easy to get people’s attention or open the conversation at first, but I got used to it pretty quick. Noticing that couples and middle aged women (especially with a trolley) were way more likely to be interested and donate helped me target the perfect customers and save some energy in this 6 hours shift. Everyone was lovely and we were able to collect a good amount of food at the end of the day. Always a pleasure to help, it was an enjoyable experience overall.
Ismail has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.
In years gone by, GoodGym Lambeth visited Holland Town Estate and now we're going back to help rejuvenate a space they have designated for a new garden.
Our tasks will be to dig up and remove weeds and stones to get the area prepared for planting.
Please bring gardening gloves.
We'll meet at Perseverance Place which is on Mandela Street.
Ismail loves to wander. Ismail has been to seven different GoodGym areas and seen the different cultures, etiquette and style of different trainers and met hundreds of people. Ismail is a wanderer.
Ten GoodGym members gathered at Highgate woods to help the Ranger Cindy with tidying up after the torrential rain yesterday. We gathered and introduced ourselves and stated our favourite colour. I think green won out as you might expect in woodland. We also met Hannah on her first GoodGym community mission give her a shout out! (click on the red link and give her some support) We then set about raking up sticks and detritus that had been washed from the forest onto the grass. We needed to do this so that the lawnmower was not wrecked when they came to cut the grass. When we had finished Cindy took us into the woodland to chat about forest management and in particular the recent infestation of The processional moth. Cindy then lead us into a clearing where we did a little yoga focusing on posture and breathing. We hope to be back again at the end of August or September. Thanks for coming getting active ,connected and doing some good!
We broke a sweat shoveling and shifting big pile of soil and sticks at the beautiful Maychurch Oasis! We uncovered the ground that was heaped with twigs, bricks, mud, snails and plenty of slugs to create more space that can be used and enjoyed within the community garden.
Congratulations to everyone who made it out in the sunshine and getting at least a third of a way through a big job.
There is still more shifting to do so looking forward to returning soon to finish the job.
Great way to spend a lunch break!
Ismail is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Ismail has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.