Joshua Clamp

Tower Hamlets

3Good deeds

3runs

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Joshua Clamp went on a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

GoodGym Tower Hamlets x London Frontrunners 5k/10k run plus litter picking

Sat 21 May
Report written by Tower Hamlets runner
he/him

On a sunny Saturday morning GoodGym members came out for a group run with a difference.

Tower Hamlets member Simon and area activator Laura had arranged a meet up and collaboration with the London branch of Frontrunners – Europe's largest LGBT+ sports club – at their weekly multi-ability run in Victoria Park. We started with an introduction to both organisations and why they are important to their members.

GoodGym Tower Hamlets are an enthusiastic bunch of about 30 regulars who are interested in keeping fit while getting involved in local community projects and meeting like-minded people in their local area. It's an inclusive and friendly club where members run, cycle or walk to meet up at weekly or daily tasks where we garden, tidy, clean or just chat with someone who needs our help.

London Frontrunners are a mixed ability, running club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-binary, and Queer people, and their allies, and are part of a world-wide club that started in San Francisco in 1974. The club meets all over London and provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to be part of a sport environment without fear of exclusion or discrimination based on their sexuality and gender.

At 10:15, 5 GoodGymmers and 12 Frontrunners set off on two routes – a 5k loop of Victoria Park and a 10k run around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Everyone regrouped at the Pavilion Café for coffee, breakfast and chats to catch their breath.

Laura and Simon then led the whole group on to one of our regular Victoria Park activities – donning protective gloves and armed with grabbers and rubbish bags - picking up litter around the play areas, woods and fields where bottles, cigarette ends, cans and all sorts of trash had escaped the bins.

Forty-five minutes later and some people were so engrossed (competitive!) with picking litter, but the group slowly came back together to show off our collections. Photos, thank yous and goodbyes done and everyone headed off their own ways.

Next meeting is already set up for 11 June ([see details|https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-tower-hamlets-x-london-frontrunners-saturday-morning-run-social]).

Everyone is invited for this fun and friendly run – join us!

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Joshua Clamp signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

GoodGym Tower Hamlets X London Frontrunners: Run + Litter-pick

Sat 21 May 10:00 am
Bonner Gate, Sewardstone Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9JW
Our new series sees us partnering with London Frontrunners!

In the first of our new series with London Frontrunners, we join the club for their weekly Saturday morning run, before heading over to meet the Parks team who will host a litter-pick, on their busiest day of the week!

What you need to know

  • Meeting time: 09:50

  • Run starts: 10:00

  • Distance: Up to 10K

  • Meet: Bonner Gate, Sewardstone Road, Bethnal Green

  • Route: Starting at Bonner Gate, we take an anti-clockwise route around Victoria Park. (There is an option to do an extended 10KM route from Victoria Park, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and back again).

  • Refreshment & social break: 11:00 (Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd, London E9 7DE)

  • Litter-pick: 11:45 (The Hub Cafe, Victoria Park, London E9 7DD)

  • You can join for as little or as much as the morning as you like.

  • Any questions, just get in touch with Area Activator Laura, at laura@goodgym.org

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Joshua Clamp went on a community mission
Community mission
Sheffield

Raving at Maltravers Rd

Mon 7 Jun
Report written by Rachel

Sustrans Simon had hunted us out another spot on the cycle network that needed some maintenance. This time it was an area of private land alongside Maltravers road with lots of litter and flytipping.

After a briefing by Simon, we set to work clearing the worst of the flytipping and generally giving things a spruce up. Locals seemed generally bewildered why we were bothering, but we did get cheers from one car saying "You're doing a great job. We need more people like you in the world" ☺️

Well done and welcome to Chris on his first mission and Josh on his second!

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Joshua Clamp has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Sat 29 May 2021

Joshua completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Joshua was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Joshua Clamp has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Sat 29 May 2021

Joshua is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Joshua Clamp went on a community mission
Community mission
Sheffield

Clean streets in the sky at Park Hill

Sat 29 May
Report written by Michelle

Goodgymers joined Park Hill Residents Association, Sheffield litter pickers and some Facebook event enthusiasts to litter pick around Park Hill.

Recently CCTV has been installed at the top of the amphitheatre plus extreme fencing to stop 'party central' as Sheffield Litter pickers enthusiastic and Friends of Sheaf Valley Park Member, Linda, named it. Kate, who lives at Park Hill and is behind the beautiful wild flower meadows was wondering what 'party central' was and a thorough discussion about how people use nitrous oxide was then had.

The extreme fencing means that people enjoy chucking McDonald's wrappers and nitrous oxide canisters out of their cars a bit further down but it wasn't so bad and the lovely planting is hiding a lot too.

We picked South Street, Talbot Street and Duke Street as a gang of about 15 or so people.

After our 2 hours of picking on the first day of summer, we met a couple of other goodgymers for brunch and coffee at South Street Kitchen before a resident gave us a tour of Park Hill and we learnt more about the place.

A new bench has been installed at Park Hill and the table tennis court is waiting to be played so picnics may be planned.

The Park Hillers do a litter pick the last Saturday of every month and have litter pickers, gloves and bags and it's certainly making a difference as it's looking really clean! A really nice group of people and the cafe has an all day brunch so worth a visit too.

Thank you everyone!

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Joshua Clamp signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Sheffield

Park Hill Residents’ Association Litter Pick (Great British Spring Clean)

Sat 29 May 10:00 am
Park Hill Estate, South Street, Sheffield, S2 5AS
Help the local community have a litter free environment.

Litter picking of the areas surrounding Park Hill.

Please make yourself known to the Park Hill litter pickers on South Street and they will provide you with a litter picker if you don't have one and bin bags.

Each litter pick will have at least one lead from Park Hill Residents’ Association. The specific areas to be litter picked will be explained on the day. Full details can be found on the Park Hill events calendar at https://www.parkhill.estate/#event-directory

If you're able to bring your own gloves and picker, that would be grand!

These events are 10:00-12:00, last Saturday of each month.

Events are shown on the Park Hill events calendar at https://www.parkhill.estate/#event-directory

Risk assessment which is available for viewing at https://tinyurl.com/7dnkztww

Whom to contact to confirm task Litter@parkhillpeople.org

Please note this event may not have a GG leader present. If so, please speak with a member of the Park Hill Residents Association on arrival. Thanks

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Joshua Clamp signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Sheffield

Taming Maltravers Rd

Mon 7 Jun 19:00 pm
Unit 15 Maltravers Rd, Cricket Inn Rd, Sheffield , S2 5AA
Creating a better environment for Active Travel

Cleaning up on land alongside Maltravers Rd

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