Jen G

Tower Hamlets

13Good deeds

13runs

45cheers

Jen G has led a GoodGym walking session, leading others to the task to get more good done Tue 18 Jan 2022

Jen became a walk leader. Jen led the way for others to get fit by doing good.

Jen G went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Tanks for the memories!

Sat 15 Jan
Report written by Sam Lefevre

Ten GoodGymers came to Peter's call when sadly about ten days ago, we received the news that Stompie the tank was taken away from Stompie Gardens for "renovations". This wasn't the only bombshell to drop as Peter explained to Sam that he was asked by the site owner to clear the site, which meant Stompie Gardens would no longer exist...Yet, where would all the plants that they have been planted over the years go?


End of a chapter, a beginning of a new one

Community spirit is very much alive, especially within GoodGym. Earlier in the week, this task had four people signed up to the task, but come Saturday morning (a few hours before the task) we had booked out the session. Ten hardy GoodGymers including the likes of first-timers: Asad, Jae and Dave coming out for a great cause to save the Stompie plants! GoodGymers from all parts of London (Bromley, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Wandsworth and Southwark) descended on a small street corner in Southwark.

Peter and his crew had already done most of the hard work by digging out almost all the plants and keeping their roots intact. As we arrived the majority of the plants were bagged and put on makeshift trolleys and wheelbarrows. We all chose our weapons (trolleys or wheelbarrows) as we dragged and pushed the plants amongst them; banana and bay trees to their new home. Like a freight train, we travelled from Mandela Way across the busy New Kent/Old Kent road roundabout and into Tabard Street as we zig-zagged our way to Kipling Estates. We carefully unloaded the plants side-by-side against a wall in their new garden and headed back with empty trolleys as we had a second round to do.

Upon arriving at Stompie Garden most of the remaining plants had to be bagged up, but there were one or two stubborn plants that didn't want to move homes. Kaz had a talk (and dig) with that spiky fern and sorted it out. 🙃 Whilst Dave and Jae took on a tougher plant. The rest of the team had already loaded the second lot of plants onto the trolley and were heading back to Kipling Estate. This time, we knew the route and it was more efficient. There were one or two times a plant fell (I know, it's emotional for them too), but overall, all plants made it safely to their new breeding grounds. One resident was happy to see these new plants, but slightly unhappy to hear none of the plants were cannabis...you can't please them all! 😂

Finally, we headed back to Stompie Gardens to collect our belongings and say goodbye to Peter, his crew and Stompie Gardens. It's been a pleasure and we can only say - Tanks for the memories! 🙏

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Jen G signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Saving & shifting plants from Stompie Garden - The Tank is gone!!

Sat 15 Jan 14:30 pm
Stompie Garden, 105 Page's Walk, London, SE1 4HD
Help save the plants as site needs to be cleared out!

CALLING ALL AVAILABLE GOODGYMERS

We need 8-10 GoodGymers to save the plants at Stompie Gardens after the infamous Stompie Tank was taken away for "renovations" - the story can be read here. The owner of the site has told our GoodGym contact, Peter, that the site needs to be cleared, which means we will need to save the plants and give them a new home.

We will meet at Stompie Gardens for 14:30 to dig the plants out and then transport them by trolleys and wheelbarrows (10-15 minute walk) to the Kipling Estate where the plants will be planted (at least the big ones and as much as we can get done).

Massive thank you if you could spare your Saturday afternoon to help out (if you can)!

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Jen G has been to three different GoodGym areas. Sun 5 Dec 2021

A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Jen has been doing. Jen has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!

Jen G went on a community mission
Community mission
Lambeth

Collecting and sorting donations for GROAD

Sun 5 Dec

Get Rid Of And Donate (GROAD) do amazing work making use of unused STUFF donated to them by the public. We've previously helped them pack Christmas presents and toys for local kids and packed and distributed bags of essentials for rough sleepers.

They're expecting lots of donations so have asked for our help to sort items into categories. Members of the public book a slot to bring their clothes, housewares, duvets etc. and our job is then to put the stock into the right place.

The task is at St Faith's Church Hall, near North Dulwich station which is up the road from Herne Hill station. There may not be a member of TaskForce there, but the GROAD team are all very helpful and friendly 😊

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Jen G signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Lambeth

Collecting and sorting donations for GROAD

Sun 5 Dec 13:00 pm
St Faith's Community Centre, Red Post Hill, London, SE24 9JQ
Sort people's unused stuff so it can be given to refugees, homeless people and those in need.

Get Rid Of And Donate (GROAD) do amazing work making use of unused STUFF donated to them by the public. We've previously helped them pack Christmas presents and toys for local kids and packed and distributed bags of essentials for rough sleepers.

They're expecting lots of donations so have asked for our help to sort items into categories. Members of the public book a slot to bring their clothes, housewares, duvets etc. and our job is then to put the stock into the right place.

The task is at St Faith's Church Hall, near North Dulwich station which is up the road from Herne Hill station. There may not be a member of TaskForce there, but the GROAD team are all very helpful and friendly 😊

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Jen G went on a party
Party
Tower Hamlets

Quiz and Chips

Sun 24 Oct
Report written by John Shirley

On Sunday night, GoodGym Tower Hamlets entered no less than three teams into the Coburn pub quiz. The questions were varied and the picture/word quiz was unusual. Out of 18 entries, we had two of the Top Six!

Apologies for the blurred picture of one of the teams. Thanks Aine for organising: we'll be back!

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Jen G signed up to a party
Party
Tower Hamlets

Quiz and Chips!

Sun 24 Oct 18:30 pm
8 Coburn Road, Bow, E3 2DA
Come and answer some questions. Or just make up the numbers...

The Sunday night quiz at the Coburn Arms off Bow Road has been running for years, lockdowns permitting, and we’ve been talking about entering for months. The day has finally arrived, almost, and it’s NEXT SUNDAY! So put your thinking caps on, sharpen your pencils, get a round in and join us as we win a prize! (possibly).

It’s a Young’s pub, with award-winning cask ales available, as well as imported beers, premium spirits and wines from all over the world.

Food is also available, ranging from burgers to fresh market fish to toad-in-the-hole, as well as an all-day brunch menu. One GoodGymer said the fish and chips is “one of the best she’s ever had”.

So sign up for our first quiz night! You don't have to know anything, you just have to be there!

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