Karen

Barnet

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Karen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Help the Ranger at HighGate Woods.

Tue 19 Oct 17:00 pm
Pavilion Cafe, Highgate Woods , Muswell Hill Rd, London, N10 3JN
Improve the environment in the woods for the general public.

We are looking to help the Ranger in Highgate Woods who usual takes the time to show us around and is very knowledgeable. Possibly general assistance or Den destruction. Meet at the café ( middle of the woods). Limited numbers of places first come basis. Social distance will be maintained throughout our visit. Hope you can run cycle or walk to the task. If we have time we may do some additional exercise. The Ranger is Cindy.

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Karen went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

All Chipping In

Sun 19 Sep
Report written by John Shirley

On a warm morning, we all eventually arrived at the meadow, not easy to find for newcomers (we all got lost the first time).

Alison, Paul and John shovelled a huge pile of woodchip into wheelbarrows, to be dispersed along the length of a long path. Caitlin, on her 15th Good Deed, used a rake to spread the woodchip, while rake-less Mali improvised with a special shoe-shuffle.

Becca and Beth were busy cutting back overhanging foliage; in fact Beth was working so fast she was just a blur (see picture). Sophie and Karen were also busy keeping untidy growth at bay. Steve moved some heavy paving stones, then sawed back some over-long branches.

This time, as well as Friends of CREOS we were joined by friend of everyone, Gus Dog. After we'd finished, the rain started to fall, having kindly held off until we completed our tasks.

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Karen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

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

Sun 19 Sep 11:00 am
Greenways, London, N8 8JJ
Our monthly woodland regeneration session with the CREOS volunteering team

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:

https://crouchendopenspace.org/location.aspx

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Karen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

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

Sun 21 Nov 11:00 am
Greenways, London, N8 8JJ
Our monthly woodland regeneration session with the CREOS volunteering team

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:

https://crouchendopenspace.org/location.aspx

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Karen went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Loads of Logs!

Sun 15 Aug
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

Goodgym Islington enjoyed a lovely morning out in the Crouch End Open Space (and the surrounding meadows), along with the local volunteer crew. The friends of CREOS, lead by Glenys and Jackie were thrilled to have so many helpers on hand - familiar faces and new attendees (including first timer Naomi- welcome!)

Our top task for the day was to lay down great piles of woodchip and logging along two main forest paths connecting to CREOS. The first was the North London Cricket Club car park and over to a branching path. The second was along the Greenways entrance to the Woodland Walk near Wood Vale. Between the two groups, Louise used her own secateurs to trim back overhanging branches and long strands of brambles covering the paths.

Over the course of two hours, our crew did a smashing job of rejuvenating the woodland paths with fresh, bouncy woodchip. Walkers, families and dog owners all commented on the great work we were doing, and inquired about how they could help out themselves! We downed tools just after 1pm, and were treated to a picnic hosted by the local volunteering group- a wonderful way to top off a productive morning!

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Karen went on a training session
Training session
Barnet

Have you got a flexible timetable?

Tue 3 Aug
Report written by Paul Salman

online yoga completed this morning if you’ve got a flexible timetable there is another one at 6:55 am on Thursday.

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Karen signed up to a training session
Training session
Barnet

GG Online yoga with Paul Tuesday 9.55am

Tue 3 Aug 09:55 am
Not Known, ???, ???
strengthen, stretch and relax the body

Tuesday on line yoga session at 10am Join from 9.55am You can log on a few minutes before for a chat or ask some questions This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an hour + long session, using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and movement. Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if its your first time. I will email a link out on the day or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)

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Karen signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Painting the facade of the Phoenix Cinema part 2

Thu 5 Aug 19:00 pm
Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, London , N2 9PJ

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Help reduce costs for this charity and improve its appeal.

Unfortunately the Phoenix cinema did not escape vandalism and graffiti during the pandemic. We have been asked if we can paint The facade of the Phoenix. They will supply all the equipment just bring your gloves dexterity and artistry. We might do a small warmup in cherry tree woods and may split the work force.

The Phoenix Cinema is an independent, not-for-profit cinema which is uniquely operated by a charitable trust on behalf of the people of North London.

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Karen went on a community mission
Community mission
Barnet

Gratifying to paint the Phoenix cinema

Tue 27 Jul
Report written by Paul Salman

Goodgym Barnet came together to help the Phoenix cinema save money removing graffiti from the building . It was touch and go with rain forecast right through the day but in the end the rain held off and the sun shone. We met with Owen, the duty manager, who provided all the materials for our work in removing the graffiti. Phoenix cinema is the oldest purpose-built cinema in the UK and it was a pleasure to help them in these difficult times. We finished in good time and were able to do a little fitness session and warm down. It was great to see some new joiners give them a cheer! Afterwards some of us enjoyed a drink on the balcony overlooking the cinema. It really is a special and historical building well worth visiting to see and enjoy one of its films. Thank you for doing some good, helping repair a historical building and important charity. We will be back to help again.

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