John Shirley

GoodGym Tinnie-Blowing finalist 2020

Tower Hamlets


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Tower Hamlets

Helping out at Cranbrook Community Food Garden Harvest Festival: SESSION 1

Sat 23 Oct 13:45 pm
Cranbrook Community Centre, Mace Street, London, E2 0RB
Come and join this vibrant community activity on a busy, bustling Autumn day

What's the story?

This year, Cranbook Community Food Garden are holding their Harvest Festival to raise funds for London's Air Ambulance, based at our very own Royal London Hospital.

What you will be doing today

Task owner Janet will have all sorts of activity for GoodGymers, from selling snacks on the stalls to clearing away.

What you need to know

Janet will be leading this task, and she is very familiar with GoodGymers. Any problems or queries on the day, if Janet can't help, Area Activator Laura is always available on

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John Shirley completed a training run • Up the hill to CrEOS
Sun 17 Oct
John Shirley went on a community mission
Community mission

Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) Volunteering Day (October 2021)

Sun 17 Oct

Join us as we help the team at CREOS, a local conservation charity, maintain and improve a lovely green oasis in Crouch End.

CREOS looks after the meadows and wooded pathways of the Crouch End Open Space. GoodGym runners have been helping them maintain this beautiful patch of land for a while now, and the CREOS team always has lots for us to do.

We'll meet for an 11am start and aim to work for two hours. Stay as long as you can... but if you can make it to 1pm you'll get to enjoy a picnic* provided by the CREOS team. (Though this may be contingent on the weather!)

Here is a link to our start location- over at CREOS Meadow:

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John Shirley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Bethnal Green Foodbank: Wednesday afternoon session

Wed 20 Oct 15:15 pm
Raines Foundation School, Approach Road, London, E2 9LY
It's Wednesday, and it's a busy one at the foodbank...


The foodbank have really appreciated GoodGymers lending a hand over the past few weeks, and they remain in need of a few pairs of GoodGym hands during October too...

What you will be doing

Tasks may include bag-packing, chatting to recipients, organising stock... This is the busiest shift of the week at the foodbank.


  • Although I won't be at the task, I'm always available if you have any questions or issues. I'm always in contact with the team, so any problems, just give me a shout! - Laura
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John Shirley went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets


Sat 16 Oct
Report written by John Shirley

Jo arrived super-early and got straight down to work, having missed GoodGym for 18 months while she vacated London for the duration. Much-travelled Gemma's bike broke down, but she still made it to the task. Jackie arrived fresh from the cinema for her first mission since August, while John turned up hoarse but happy after seeing his football team beat their local rivals.

We were all there to help Care For Calais, a refugees charity, sort children’s clothes donations into categories: e,g, boys 5-11 years, baby girls, etc, and take those deemed unsuitable to Tower Hamlets’ bulging clothes-recycling points. With the assistance of the lovely people already helping at the Big Drop, the job was soon completed. But there’ll be more, for sure.

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John Shirley completed a training run • To get the Tube for GG task
Sat 16 Oct
John Shirley completed a training run • Taking it steady
Fri 15 Oct
John Shirley signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Care4Calais: Helping sort at The Big Drop (Shift 2)

Sat 16 Oct 15:30 pm
Praxis Community Projects, Pott Street, London, E2 0EF
Helping sort and organise donations on their big donation day

Come and join the East London Care4Calais team as they finish processing all the donations from today's big drop, and clear away.

What you need to know

  • This task lasts from 3:30-4:45pm and you'll be under the good care of Tulio, and other team members, as well as GoodGym pro, John.

  • If you arrive a little later, or need to leave early, that's fine.

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John Shirley completed a ride • Parts of today's ride
Wed 13 Oct
John Shirley signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

GROUP RUN: Rebuilding the Pond at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Mon 18 Oct 18:30 pm
Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton Street, London, E2 9RR
On this evening's Group Run, we're shifting sand and lining sacks...

Come and join this tough task, complete with two workouts, to really kickstart your week.

What we'll be doing

  • We'll be meeting at Middleton Green at 6:30pm for a pre-pond workout before we start the sixth installment of our big pond task.

  • If you'd like to meet at the task, we'll be meeting Michael at the Nature Reserve in Middleton St from 6:45pm.

  • We have allowed 75 minutes for this evening's task, but we may finish earlier.

  • There will be a short, post-pond stretch workout back on Middleton Green after the task!

  • There will be somewhere to leave bags if you're coming straight from work.

Why so early?

  • Daylight! (this is a big new project, and we need to maximise the daylight left during the evening, so if you are able to sneak out of work a bit early...).
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