Kathleen Fox

Islington

7Good deeds

7runs

6cheers

Kathleen Fox signed up to a group run
Group run
Islington

GROUP RUN- Market Road Gardens Bank Holiday Special

Mon 30 Aug 18:45 pm
The Arsenal Community Hub, 56 Benwell Road, London, N7 7BA
A social run to this popular local community garden

The plan is to meet up outside the Arsenal Community Hub on Benwell Road, and after a short warm up, health and safety briefing and a warm welcome, we will run together to Market Road Gardens.

Frannie from Octopus Community Network has let us have access to Market Road Gardens, a lovely permaculture garden space for school groups and families. Our plan is to make the place look as tidy as possible by cutting back some overgrown bushes and plants.

Task Location

Caxton House, 129 St John's Way, London N19 3RQ

If you are not planning to run with us, our arrival time at Market Road Gardens will be 7.10 - 7.15pm.

After our session, we will aim to arrive back at The Arsenal Community Hub for 8.30pm at the latest.

Things to Note

Please only bring items you are willing to run with.

The bag drop option is not currently available to us at the Arsenal Community Hub, as the space is being used as a Covid testing facility.

This also means that we do not have access to toilets or changing areas yet either.

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Kathleen Fox went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Elizabeth House Foodbank Deliveries- Summer Holiday Special

Mon 23 Aug

Goodgym Islington have been regular volunteers at the Elizabeth House Foodbank all the way through lockdown, and we have been invited back to offer our help during the Summer Holidays!

The team at Elizabeth House will allocate a collection of parcels and bags full of essential supplies and shopping for local families and vulnerable individuals, clearly labelled and with contact details included to all of our Goodgym sign-ups.

All of these deliveries will be in easy walking distance from the food hub, but feel free to use bicycles and backpacks if you have these available!

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Kathleen Fox signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Elizabeth House Foodbank Deliveries- Summer Holiday Special

Mon 23 Aug 18:45 pm
Elizabeth House Food Hub, 2 Hurlock Street, London, N5 1ED
Helping this essential organisation to distribute supplies to local families and vulnerable individuals

Goodgym Islington have been regular volunteers at the Elizabeth House Foodbank all the way through lockdown, and we have been invited back to offer our help during the Summer Holidays!

The team at Elizabeth House will allocate a collection of parcels and bags full of essential supplies and shopping for local families and vulnerable individuals, clearly labelled and with contact details included to all of our Goodgym sign-ups.

All of these deliveries will be in easy walking distance from the food hub, but feel free to use bicycles and backpacks if you have these available!

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Kathleen Fox went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Who Gardens Hugel Gardens?:

Mon 5 Jul
Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

Last night, 11 Goodgym folk from all across the Islington, Camden and Hackney boroughs braved the rain to come and help at Market Road Gardens near Caledonian Park. Area Activator Simon was on hand with keys to this Heyward Adventure Playground doors and access to the gorgeous former milkfloat, converted into a makeshift tool shed for Octopus Community Network!

This current project is part of a 4 week plan to create a hugel garden bed at the back of the playground (a composting site that utilising the dropped leaves, plants and leaves from the gardens, to produce fresh fertilizer for later in the year). Half of our team picked up brooms and shovels to gather up as much green waste as possible from the entrance and vehicular access points to contribute to the composting pile. Two of our crew also took on litter picking duty to root our all of the scrap that had blown into the lovely wild garden.

The rest of our group picked up the rest of the shovels, forks and a wheel barrow in order to clear out an old compost bay (the last bit of one of our previous GG tasks here). After warming up with some upper body exercise, the next task was to then start moving a large mound of donated woodchip into the compost bay, and off the path typically used for school buses and minibuses (school groups frequently visit the adventure playground, which is wonderful to hear this is starting again!).

Considering we had only just started this mini-task project, our Goodgym crew had made great progress over the course of an hour. Super satisfying to see a plan come together. Well done all!

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Kathleen Fox signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Market Road Gardens (Week 2)

Mon 5 Jul 19:00 pm
Market Road, London, N7 9PL
Run with us to Market Road Gardens, a lovely greening project.

We will be helping the lovely folks from Octopus Community Network and Market Road Gardens again this week.

Task location:

Market Road Gardens, Off Market Road, London, N7 9GT

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Kathleen Fox signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Hackney

Planting herbs and plants at Stamford Hill Community Garden

Tue 25 May 18:45 pm
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, Cazenove, , London, N16 6RS
Bringing a community together

Meeting at the Stamford Hill Community Centre where we will meet the wonderful people from the Community Garden project on the estate.

The community garden has herbs and plants ready to go!!

The task involves weeding, digging, shifting soil then planting the herbs and plants. Be great to have you along!!

Will be a lot of fun so hope you can make it along! Remember places are limited so please sign up early and come along!

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Kathleen Fox signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

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

Sun 15 Aug 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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Kathleen Fox has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 28 Dec 2020

Kathleen is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

Kathleen Fox went on a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Tin-sel Time

Thu 24 Dec
Report written by Ernestas Jegorovas-Armstrong

On a frosty afternoon we were warmly welcomed with some antibacterial spray and Frannie at the door. Like good elves we socially distanced and listened to our instructions for the session. 4 in a hall, 3 upstairs, 2 in the kitchen and a sweeper in the pear tree.

In the main hall; food packages were sorted, tins were stacked and ordered.

Upstairs, volunteers replishened the stock in the hall.

A few volunteers cleaned the kitchen thoroughly and swept the floor.

The recycling team was strong; sorting between mixed and household waste, breaking paper boxes and braving the cold on a short trip to the bins.

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Kathleen Fox signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Islington

Compton Terrace Gardens Open Day

Sat 9 Jan 10:00 am
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Free for all! Come and help the Compton Terrace Gardening Group maintain their lovely green space.

A regular monthly open day with Compton Terrace Gardening Group, assisting the friends and residents with their greening and maintenance work.

Come and join at any time between 10am - 1pm, and the volunteers will offer a task for you!

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