Jennifer Griffin

Tower Hamlets

8Good deeds

8runs

26cheers

Jennifer Griffin has done a 6 month mission streak. Sat 6 Mar 2021

Jennifer just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Jennifer a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Jennifer Griffin has cheered by other people 25 times. Sat 6 Mar 2021

Jennifer is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Jennifer has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

Jennifer Griffin went on a community mission
Community mission
Newham

Packing a punch in the fight against homelessness

Sat 6 Mar
Report written by Penelope Terras

Stock checking and wrapping pallets in clingfilm ready for clothes to go into storage was a good team effort. Most novel and fun was using the pallet trolley.

Thank you Penny

A message from Sharon Was a pleasure to lead this task. Was a suprise to get the message that Crisis needed more help as had previously been told our mission was complete and Richard had the help he needed for final sort and packing. It seems Richard was let down but he knew who to call !.

Hilary,Chris and Graham arrived first and set to work packing away the last off the office stationary and repairing the door on a mobile library.

Kevin and I arrived and after a quick catch up with Richard he set us to work sorting out the boxes and bags of clothes......so many boxes with various items of clothes that needed to be counted,boxed,labelled,stack and wrapped. Thankfully Penelope arrived to give us a hand closely followed by Aine and Jennifer

After lunch Ryan joined the gang (yes a Prince family outing) along with Hilary and Graham who had the stationary sorted.

Was great team work to get the boxes sorted and stacked,hopefully with the final push from the Sunday Mission all the clothes with be stacked and wrapped ready to go in storage ready for Crisis at Christmas 2021

Congratulations to Jennifer and Ryan on completing a 6 month mission streak and Kevin on a 12 month streak

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Newham

CRISIS - The Saturday Session

Sat 6 Mar 10:00 am
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
And we're BACK for a March special...

We return to the warehouse for one final push helping the team empty the premises for as they prepare to leave the building...

Tasks may include:

  • Stock-taking.
  • Helping with redistribution.
  • DIY

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

  • On arrival, you need to complete the sign-in book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.

  • ...Then grab a hi-vis vest.

  • ...And sanitise your hands.

  • Wait for Richard, our project coordinator, to come and collect you (Richard will be doing regular 'sweeps' of this area to come and collect GoodGymers, so sit tight and chat to fellow runners - keeping your distance from one another!).

Health and Safety

  • You need to bring your own gloves to wear.

  • You need to bring a face covering and when you're working in an indoor area, you will need to wear your face covering.

  • The warehouse gets chilly. Please wear plenty of layers.

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Jennifer Griffin went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Crate Expectations

Sun 31 Jan
Report written by Laura Williams

Splendid Sunday work

By the time I arrived at this Sunday drop-in session, the team were already well into their task: knee deep in crates, stock and stock- taking.

As a real newbie to this task, I was very relieved to be shown the ropes so brilliantly by Jen who patiently answered numerous questions I had about the process of counting hundreds and hundreds of items all needing to be relocated to very good homes.

The team were working quietly under the careful eye of project co-ordinator Richard who regularly walked around checking in on us all.

And the team grew as the minutes ticked by: soon we were joined by GoodGymers from neighbouring boroughs, as the operation grew slowly, before we all dispersed for lunch.

After my crate-packing cameo, I headed out, rotating out of my shampoo and conditioner packing role and leaving Martin safely in Eva's expert hands.

No doubt more members arrived for the afternoon shift.

Well done team.

Richard was explaining the great work you're doing - enabling the completion of spreadsheet after spreadsheet of your finely packed items, ready for these necessities to go on to very, very good homes all over the country.

(If anyone arrived after I left who has photos, or other report additions they'd like included, either pop them in here or email them to me at laura@goodgym.org!)

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

CRISIS: The Sunday Sessions

Sun 31 Jan 10:00 am
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
Spare a few hours to join this sociable, drop-in session!

We've been asked to lend a hand both days this weekend. GoodGymers are needed to help with the huge operation of dismantling the warehouse after the Christmas activity. Richard, the Crisis project co-ordinator will be heading up the activity, with Area Activator Laura popping by to check in, say hello and take a few pics.

Activity will involve:

  • Stock-taking
  • Redistribution of products and furniture
  • DIY
  • (Richard has specificially said there will be no cleaning!)

You don't need to commit to the entire six hours - we understand it's a long time. Just come for as much as you can.

Health and safety

  • Safety has been carefully considered when allocating these 20 places. Variety of activity combined with the large area of this former bus depot means that distancing will be easy to adhere to.

  • On arrival, sign in on the book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.

  • Grab a hi-vis vest.

  • Sanitise your hands.

  • Richard will allocate you a task.

  • Face coverings are mandatory when working inside at this task. Please ask Richard for a face covering if you don't have your own on arrival.

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a training session
Training session
Barnet, Barnsley, Bath, Bexley, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brent, Brighton, Bristol, Bromley, Camden, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coventry, Crewe, Croydon, Derby, Ealing, Exeter, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Islington, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Leeds, Leicester, Lewisham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Newham, Norwich, Oxford, Poole, Portsmouth, Redbridge, Richmond, Sheffield, Slough, Solihull, Southwark, Stockport, Swindon, Tower Hamlets, Trafford, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Warwick & Leamington Spa, Westminster, Windsor and Maidenhead, Woking, Worthing, York

GoodGym London East present: The January Shred (online fitness session)

Thu 28 Jan 19:00 pm
Your Street, Your City, Your Postcode
3 instructors, 30 minutes of blues-beating indoorphins.

Come and join Area Activators Joel, Brahma and Laura from the London East Team as they bring years of experience and enthusiasm to your January fitness regime.

Whether you're looking to catch-up on a bit of strength and stretching homework, or see some familiar, friendly faces, this is the perfect addition to your week's workout routine.

In this Thursday energy booster, you'll be put through these paces:

  • 7pm - 7.10pm: Joel's Strength and Conditioning for Runners
  • 7.10pm - 7.20pm: Brahma's Body Weight Circuits
  • 7.20pm - 7.30pm: Laura's Core Catch-Up

The Zoom link for the session is here.

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Jennifer Griffin went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

New Kids on the Stock

Sat 16 Jan
Report written by Laura Williams

What a turnout. What a safe, productive, industrious, dedicated, companionable turnout.

A big sized team headed to the huge warehouse in Poplar today to be allocated many types of stocktacking tasks by project co-ordinator Richard:

Writes Becky

“A great crew of people dropping in and out today! Our task was sorting and organising with abandon.

Richard presented us with multiple crates of miscellaneous donations for logging, passing on/reusing… There was sports equipment aplenty (in the morning I think a lot of hard work was undertaken separating basketballs from footballs…), as well as bundles of craft items and lots of stationary.

Crate by crate we unpacked and reassembled in more crates: yep, crates of paints, crates of pencils... You get the picture. And we found all sorts of interesting goodies - a spikey pink ball and the coup de grace: an elf on the shelf.”

Nick​ agrees:

“Yep, another fun filled, busy day down at the warehouse where Richard had us stocktaking a wide array of donations (yoga mats, balls – lots, in all sizes - books by the hundreds; wool, embroidery items and knitting needles; games and jigsaws…), caging items up and, where necessary, wrapping in industrial cling film to prevent them escaping.

Provided you came wearing sufficient layers, to take account of the somewhat chilly conditions inside the warehouse today, it was another enjoyable (and, we hope, productive) day in deepest Poplar.”

What a team. A big, big thank you to everyone who took part in this fabulous Community Mission, and especially to Becky and Nick for writing the report and taking pics, and to Charlotte and Jacqui for their pics too.

And a huge warm welcome to Edmund and Kezia who both enjoyed their first GG session today. Come back soon!

Crisis Community Missions return next week: there are drop-in sessions on both Thursday and Friday, 21/1 and 22/2, if you fancy getting involved.

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Jennifer Griffin signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

The Saturday CRISIS session: back to the big, big warehouse to help in the decommissioning

Sat 16 Jan 10:00 am
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
Stock-taking, redistribution and DIY all form a part of this weekend's activity

We've been asked to lend a hand this weekend. GoodGymers are needed to help with the huge operation of dismantling the warehouse after the Christmas activity. Richard, the Crisis project co-ordinator will be heading up the activity, with Area Activator Laura popping by to check in.

Activity will involve:

  • Stock-taking
  • Redistribution of products and furniture
  • DIY
  • (Richard has specificially said there will be no cleaning!)

You don't need to commit to the entire six hours - we understand it's a long time. Just come for as much as you can.

Health and safety

  • Safety has been carefully considered when allocating these 20 places. Variety of activity combined with the large area of this former bus depot means that distancing will be easy to adhere to.

  • On arrival, sign in on the book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.

  • Grab a hi-vis vest.

  • Sanitise your hands.

  • Richard will allocate you a task.

  • Face coverings are mandatory when working inside at this task. Please ask Richard for a face covering if you don't have your own on arrival.

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Jennifer Griffin has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Thu 3 Dec 2020

Jennifer is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

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