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An anchor in the storm
Jenny's GoodGym experience in 2020
This is a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Their GreenHouse sessions help people reduce isolation and build confidence from being part of something.
TASKS: There are multiple projects on site that we can help with, we will start with digging and weeding two Wild Meadow beds, which the clients then maintain with sowing and growing variety of wildflowers. If you have hand-forks, trowels or even a large gardening fork, do bring it in:)
TOOLS: Bring gardening gloves, warm and waterproof clothing depending on the weather.
The foodbank asked if we could come at 7 to load some food into vans at Aldi. That's 7am, not 7pm!
Luckily a few hardy Goodgymmers agreed to brave the early start before work and enjoy the peaceful early morning vibes. Kudos to Julia for cycling there and back, and James for cycling there. I was lazy and got the tube, but I do live further away, and needed to stay awake afterwards through a long day of meetings and presentations. I promise to try the hill on my bike next time. 😀
We were kept busy loading all manner of goods into the vans using the classic 'human chain' approach, and coming up with alternatives to wrapping all the fragile jars in clingfilm (not a fun task!). Genevieve made sure everyone was kept well nourished with muffins and kitkats. We even had time to have a look for Cuthbert (no sign unfortunately!). By 8.30 am we were all loaded up and ready to head home to start the working day. A very satisfying start to a Wednesday, well done everyone!
Another beautiful evening to run 5km, catch up on the week behind us and look forward to the week to come. :-) And the settings don't come much lovelier than Wanstead park.
We made up for my past failures to take photos on Tuesday evenings, pausing for snaps with the sunset and the bluebells.
Thanks for coming Vicki and Sarah-Jane, always a highlight of the week!