Jo Draper

Newham

19Good deeds

19runs

39cheers

Jo Draper went on a community mission
Community mission
Greenwich

A cone by the river

Sat 27 Mar
Report written by Fiona

Lots of us had a good start to our saturdays doing some plogging in the spring sunshine.

There was plenty rubbish to be found, including ice cream wrappers and vodka on Bournemouth beach (people obviously living life more fully down south) and lots of bottle caps in Charlton...but no bottles?!

Clear up at River Gardens, riverside, & Thames beach...got carried away & did about 4 hours and met interested passerbys asking about Goodgym/volunteering. Found a cone!

Jacqui and Sally litter picked in Brixton, where there was sadly lots of rubbish - cans, bottles, food packaging and face masks.

Thank you everyone for making your places that much nicer!

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Greenwich

Litter pick your hoods

Sat 27 Mar 10:00 am
Somewhere local, Somewhere local, Somewhere local
Make our areas nicer places to run!

On with your gloves and break out those bin bags!

Let's spread the love and get to some litter picking on your own or with someone you close by.

Photo challenge Take a selfie with your most interesting find!

Send your photo to me at rachelhenry@goodgym.org for the report.

Happy de-littering, gang!

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Jo Draper went on a community mission
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Southwark

Amazonazing deliveries 🚴 🏃

Sat 6 Feb
Report written by Leo

Unsure of exactly where to go fortunately just before 11am I saw Jo strolling up the steps at St George the Martyr Church. As we were greeting each other, the main man Adam materialised from around the corner and led us into the area where the Borough Food Cooperative is based.

He gave us a quick tour, explaining all the superb work they do, and showing the bargains that were on offer to those that aren't struggling enough to be in scope for foodbanks but are able to pay a little to get a lot. The delivery service is particularly valuable at the moment as our recipients were unable to leave their homes so it was a real lifeline to have food dropped off at their respective houses.

There were three separate deliveries lined up for the two of us, and all in completely different directions. It just so happened that Jo was heading in the direction of the furthest away so volunteered to take that, whilst I did the two that were closer, albeit one at a time as the recipients were getting a whole lot of food.

As I hadn't come prepared with a backpack like Jo, I was faced with a variety of options for carrying the groceries and opted for the Amazon delivery bag which was suitably voluminous to fit a whole box worth of essentials.

Well within the allocated time I had made the drop offs, and I hope that Jo had as much success having headed to Peckham for her delivery.

They really do fantastic work at the Borough Food Cooperative, and would heartily encourage anyone to spend time helping out there - they are always looking for volunteers.

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Southwark

Borough Food Cooperative Deliveries

Sat 6 Feb 11:00 am
St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street , London, SE1 1JA
Supporting the local community

The Borough Food Cooperative at St George the Martyr Church acts as a subsidized supermarket, and is providing essential supplies to local households who are unable attend the shop in person.

This Saturday 6th We need 2 volunteers to join the delivery team between 11am-1pm.

On arrival volunteers will meet Adam, the Food Hub Coordinator who will assign the deliveries, and show your where to collect your food packs.

All deliveries happen within a 1-1.5 mile radius of the food hub, they can be made by bike or on foot. Volunteers usually complete around 3 deliveries in a 2 hour shift.

Please ensure everyone wears a mask in the distribution hub and follows strict social distancing procedures.

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Jo Draper went on a community mission
Community mission
Haringey

NHS Covid Vaccination Volunteer Shifts

Sat 30 Jan

Two of Haringey's Covid 19 vaccination clinics are in dire need of volunteers who can assists in keeping the clinics open. If you can spare any time in the next couple of months, please do help!

The clinics run from 8am-8pm Mon to Sun and volunteers usually do a stint of 6 hours but they would be grateful for any amount of time you can spare.

The contact at the clinic is: Carmen Harrington - carmen.harrington@nhs.net If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Carmen directly with availability and contact details. Then pop details of your shift on the comments below for me, please.

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From Carmen:

The volunteer bank is very much word of mouth at the month I.e. we are asking our friends and neighbours to help out so now for long term sustainability we are looking to create a bank of people we can call up with a few days notice.

We are running two Covid vaccination clinics in Haringey-

  1.   Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre- 239 Lordship Lane, N17 6AA
    
  2.   Bounds Green Group Practice, Gordon Road, N11 2PF
    

The clinics are running from 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday and we are looking for volunteers to do tasks including marshalling in the reception (directing people to the waiting are and the post-vaccination observation room), checking in patients at reception and assisting in the post-vaccination observation room. We would be delighted with any help people could offer, volunteers have generally been doing 4-6 hour shifts but we will be happy with any amount of time people can spare.

In terms of precautions, everyone is wearing masks at all times, patients are not allowed inside without a mask on and temperature checks are being done before people are allowed to enter the clinic. Chairs and anything that people touch are being wiped down constantly and there is good ventilation in the clinics- Bounds Green waiting area is outside in a marquee.

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Haringey

NHS Covid Vaccination Volunteer Shifts

Sat 30 Jan 12:00 pm
Lordship Lane Primary Care , 239 Lordship Lane, London, N17 6AA
Come and help the NHS as it attempts to get North London vaccinated

Two of Haringey's Covid 19 vaccination clinics are in dire need of volunteers who can assists in keeping the clinics open. If you can spare any time in the next couple of months, please do help!

The clinics run from 8am-8pm Mon to Sun and volunteers usually do a stint of 6 hours but they would be grateful for any amount of time you can spare.

The contact at the clinic is: Carmen Harrington - carmen.harrington@nhs.net If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Carmen directly with availability and contact details. Then pop details of your shift on the comments below for me, please.

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From Carmen:

The volunteer bank is very much word of mouth at the month I.e. we are asking our friends and neighbours to help out so now for long term sustainability we are looking to create a bank of people we can call up with a few days notice.

We are running two Covid vaccination clinics in Haringey-

  1.   Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre- 239 Lordship Lane, N17 6AA
    
  2.   Bounds Green Group Practice, Gordon Road, N11 2PF
    

The clinics are running from 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday and we are looking for volunteers to do tasks including marshalling in the reception (directing people to the waiting are and the post-vaccination observation room), checking in patients at reception and assisting in the post-vaccination observation room. We would be delighted with any help people could offer, volunteers have generally been doing 4-6 hour shifts but we will be happy with any amount of time people can spare.

In terms of precautions, everyone is wearing masks at all times, patients are not allowed inside without a mask on and temperature checks are being done before people are allowed to enter the clinic. Chairs and anything that people touch are being wiped down constantly and there is good ventilation in the clinics- Bounds Green waiting area is outside in a marquee.

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Jo Draper went on a community mission
Community mission
Lewisham

Pick, pick and pick, and pick.

Wed 9 Dec
Report written by Southwark runner

Today's shopping lists are almost as many as yesterday whilst there are fewer volunteers/goodgym runners. So, we had a rocket start. After picking up items for more than 3 persons' shopping items, we finally began to feel, 'Oh, it's gonna be endless'. But, the personal touch wasn't forgotten, like picking Christmas mince pies (6) for '1 pack of small cakes (6 pieces)'!

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