Karen W

Lambeth

31Good deeds

31runs

101cheers

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Painting Walls at a Thames Reach Hostel

Sat 22 May 10:00 am
70-72 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5QN
Make the room nicer for residents and workers

Thames Reach help out vulnerable people across London by providing advice and somewhere to stay.

We've already sanded the walls and done one coat but we've been asked to do a second coat!

Meet outside 70-72 Acre Lane at 10 and Gareth will provide all the equipment you'll need.

Please bring a mask and you may want to not wear your finest gear!

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Under pressure

Sat 15 May
Report written by Victoria Louise

Count down to open day is ticking down! This week we had all sorts of jobs - assembling flat pack furniture, painting the loo floors, weeding, scraping moss, another coat of paint for the kitchen and a good clean of the entrance.

We had ELEVEN folks from Goodgym join this morning. And every last person got stuck in, under the supreme direction of Kim and Lyndsey.

Matt was seriously under pressure, with a malfunctioning, temperamental water pressure hose contraption. Those walls in the courtyard garden are begging for a pressure wash. And by jove I believe Matt fixed it!

Thanks Lavender Hope - we’ll be back!

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Karen W has completed their first run in a new area. Sat 8 May 2021

Curious? Karen has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Karen is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy

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We got spirit

Sat 8 May
Report written by Victoria Louise

We did a paint job, a few paint jobs, for Lavender Hope. And we’re nearing the final paint job as they have their grand opening planned for 21st and 22nd May!

Following on from our paint job, we had a bit of a job to scrape off any paint that had gone awry. Just a little, here, there, everywhere, every sink, every light switch. We spruced it up really nicely though with our scrapers, white spirit and general elbow grease. Ready for nice new bathroom floors to match the great new floors in the common room.

A quick tea break, and we settled to come back next week. Final push to get the garden and the communal spaces ready for the opening. To which we are all invited! Details to follow in our WhatsApp group!

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Painting and Weeding at Lavender Hope Community Centre

Sat 15 May 11:00 am
Deronda Community Hall, Jarrett Close, Tulse Hill, SW2 3DG
Preparing for their reopening

Lavender Hope is a charity based in Deronda Community Hall who do amazing work supporting young people and adults, providing a homework club and help getting jobs. They've been closed since the start of the pandemic, so have taken the opportunity to refurbish the buiding.

That's where we come in.

They've asked for a hand finishing some painting in the kitchen and office and pulling up some weeds in the garden - We need 6 people split across the inside and outside.

Please bring a mask 🤿 and I'd advise not wearing your best running gear (but from memory the paint is water soluble 🧐).

Deronda Community Hall is on Jarrett Close, here.

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Sorting stock for Get Rid Of & Donate

Sun 16 May 13:00 pm
St Faith's Community Centre, Red Post Hill, London, SE24 9JQ
and maybe a bit of packing!

Get Rid Of And Donate (GROAD) do amazing work making use of unused STUFF, donated to them by the public. We've previously helped them pack Christmas presents and toys for local kids and packed and distributed bags of essentials for rough sleepers.

They understandably have a lot of stock, covering projects for vulnerable families and refugees, so have asked for our help to sort their weekly stock intake.

The task is at St Faith's Church Hall, near North Dulwich station and we need 3 people. Andrea will be there to meet you and show you what needs doing.

Please bring a mask as the task will be inside 🤿

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Lambeth

Painting and Weeding at Lavender Hope Community Centre

Sat 8 May 11:00 am
Deronda Community Hall, Jarrett Close, Tulse Hill, SW2 3DG
Preparing for their reopening

Lavender Hope is a charity based in Deronda Community Hall who do amazing work supporting young people and adults, providing a homework club and help getting jobs. They've been closed since the start of the pandemic, so have taken the opportunity to refurbish the buiding.

That's where we come in.

They've asked for a hand finishing some painting in the kitchen and office and pulling up some weeds in the garden - We need 6 people split across the inside and outside.

Please bring a mask 🤿 and I'd advise not wearing your best running gear (but from memory the paint is water soluble 🧐).

Deronda Community Hall is on Jarrett Close, here.

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Karen W signed up to a community mission
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Newham

CRISIS - The January Reunion (Friday session)

Fri 15 Jan 10:00 am
Crisis at Christmas Warehouse, Leven Road, Poplar, London, E14 0LL
Back to the big, big warehouse for the dismantling operation...

Aaaand we're back. We've been requested to return to help with a variety of activities as the team begin the process of dismantling the warehouse.

Important: you do NOT need to commit to the whole six hours for this Community Mission. If you only pop down during your lunch hour, that will still be much appreciated. The 10-4 is the window of time during which you can attend, not the expectation from you.

Tasks may include:

  • Stock-taking.
  • Helping with redistribution.
  • Other tasks helping to return the warehouse to its pre-Crisis state.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

  • On arrival, you need to complete the sign-in book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.

  • ...And grab a hi-vis vest.

  • And sanitise your hands.

  • Wait for Richard, our project coordinator, to come and collect you (Richard will be doing regular 'sweeps' of this area to come and collect GoodGymers, so sit tight and chat to fellow runners - keeping your distance from one another!).

  • We have to adhere to strict number caps on sign-up for health and safety,but Crisis DO need 12 GoodGymers. SO PLEASE UN-SIGN IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS ACTIVITY CLOSER TO THE TIME (if you un-sign, someone else waiting for a place on this activity then gets notified a place has become free).

Health and Safety

  • You need to bring your own gloves to wear.

  • You need to bring a face covering and when you're working in an indoor area, or a confined space with others outside, you will need to wear your face covering.

  • The warehouse gets chilly. Please wear plenty of layers.

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