Kellie

Tower Hamlets

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Kellie signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT GROUP RUN: Return to the Meath Gardens Watering Task

Mon 18 Jul 18:30 pm
Town Hall Hotel - Hotel Entrance, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF

Please note that this group run has been cancelled.

It's back! The Meath Gardens Watering Task returns...

The summer hasn't been the same without this task!

We join Joanna and Tunde this evening to water all the trees in this magnificent East London spot.

In the absence of any watering points in the park, there is only one option to help these thirsty trees: carrying and wheeling water from the canal...

What you need to know

  • We will meet at the Town Hall Hotel from 6:30pm to drop bags and warm-up.

  • We will leave the hotel by 6:45 to run the short distance to Meath Gardens.

  • We will arrive at the task just before 7pm. If you're meeting directly at the task, the official address is Smart St, Bethnal Green, London E2 0SN. However, we will meet by the basketball court, near the Palmers Road entrance to the park.

  • Please bring gloves. The main task will be watering the trees and plants in the park, but there may be some gardening tasks, including weeding, involved!

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Kellie went on a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

A wheely good effort

Mon 11 Jul
Report written by Laura Williams

It was a nice-sized team who came together to help the Parkview Planting Team tonight.

A toasty 28 degrees didn’t deter team members from gathering for a run, cycling and walking their way to this enjoyable task.

We were joined for the warm-up and run/cycle to the task by our Chi, who we haven’t seen for ages, and whose presence is always a wonderful surprise and addition.

What were we doing and why?

The Parkview TRA is an active, committed small group of volunteers who help keep this large estate running smoothly. Committed to supporting the environment, maintaining a healthy green space for all residents and caring for the gardens of those residents unable to tend to them themselves, they can always use a hand from a productive, energetic group of GoodGymers.

And so to the briefing…

Gathering in the Community Garden at 7pm, Catherine and Liam instructed different teams to different tasks, along with new task owner, Seb.

Teams spread out all over the estate, wheeling multiple full buckets and watering cans to young trees who don’t appreciate the absence of rain as much as we do.

Runners also popped a few plants into the ground on their way round, and a dedicated team remained in the garden to plant dozens of new baby plants for the resident plant giveaway! It was here we learned from Sara that baby plants can appreciate a little light massage, along with the correct technique!

As always, the time flew by and it was soon 8pm and we were returning barrows and buckets to the Community garden; hosing down trestle tables and figuring out the best location for our final pic.

Fantastic work, everyone!

Shout-outs from tonight’s task

  • To Kellie, who recently joined our Task Force, and will be joining us in future Group Runs to learn the ropes.

  • To Chris and Sam who led the running group back to base post-task.

  • To Sam, who joined us again from Southwark, and who reminded us that we will be playing a seasonal game of rounders again this Saturday, from 4pm in Victoria Park.

And next week…

…we return to the Meath Gardens watering task.

Until then.

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Kellie went on a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

Raiders of the Lost Park

Mon 27 Jun
Report written by Laura Williams

Sunny, warm and picturesque: that's how we like our tasks in Tower Hamlets.

And so it was a group of 9 came to meet Marcelo from the Parks team this balmy Monday evening.

Some of us met at the Town Hall Hotel steps, glad to be free of makeshift home work stations for the day, armed with the perfect excuse to head out. Others met us at the task, at the north east corner of huge, bustling, beautiful Victoria Park, on bike and foot.

Trash treasure

There Marcelo met us, complete with gloves galore; sturdy bin bags and bin bag hoops, the ultimate volunteering accessory (the bin bag hoop enables you to bag your trash treasure with infinitely more ease, much-appreciated when tackling dubious-looking damp items, and weighty vodka bottles).

We were dispatched all over this hidden woodland area, close to the Park's yard, which Marcelo explained didn't get a lot of visitors. We discussed the future of this area, which, although a bit of a litter hotspot, is also a sanctuary to much wildlife, with bundles of potential.

As always it was a companionable, active way to start the week. After navigating uneven, rocky, dense terrain for nearly an hour, we grabbed our litter bags and accompanied Marcelo to the commercial bin.

Piling the trash high, we posed for our final pics, promising to return soon for Woodland TLC Part II.

Next week,

...we're back at the Cemetery Park, to continue clearing those woodland paths.

Until then.

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Kellie signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT GROUP RUN: The Victoria Park litter-pick

Mon 27 Jun 18:30 pm
Town Hall Hotel, 8 Patriot Square, , London, E2 9NF
We return to the park for some woodland litter-picking...

PLEASE WEAR LONG SLEEVES AND TROUSERS FOR THIS TASK, AND WEAR STURDY FOOTWEAR.

Come and join the team as we head to Vicky Park on a Monday night, to tackle a tricky litter task...

Background to the task

We've offered to lend a hand to the Parks team with some litter hotspots, particularly those found in the woodland areas. Although the Park now have a good stream of volunteers, an extra few pairs of GoodGym hands, able to tackle dense undergrowth, and sturdy vegetation around the woodland borders, will be much appreciated this Monday night, at the Park's busiest time of year.

What you need to know

  • To join the Group Run, meet at the Town Hall Hotel between 6:30-6:40. At 6:40, we will leave for the pretty run up Sewardstone Road, right across the park, to the Victoria Park Road side (around 2.3km), where we will meet Marcelo, for tonight's task.

  • If you would like to meet us at the task, please come to E9 5DU, near the Victoria Park Harriers Club. The Google Maps location can be found here.

  • Please wear long sleeves, trousers and sturdy shoes for this task, as we will be working around tall vegetation on uneven terrain.

  • Please bring gloves if you have them.

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Kellie has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Mon 23 May 2022

Kellie has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Kellie went on a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

Don’t Chop Movin’

Mon 23 May
Report written by Laura Williams

Rain, what rain?

The forecast didn't look too promising, but come 7pm and arrival at our Monday night task, the earlier drizzle was but a distant memory: t-shirt-clad, a bit sweaty, and thoroughly happy to be shuttling from one area of the Hollybush Estate to another at our usual frenzied pace.

Background...

Margaret had asked for a hand with some weeding around the Estate's various garden areas, but the task had quickly evolved into bramble-chopping. Not however, before a warm-up task had been completed: distributing woodchip in the new shed area.

It was all go.

Wheelbarrows were whizzed from one garden to the next; woodchip shovelled at a ferocious pace, and new surfaces raked and smoothed over so speedily we finished even earlier than the earliest estimation.

And so we headed to the Family Area with a few more full barrows of woodchip (never know when they might come in handy) to tackle brambles, buddleias and... wobbly stepladders (shh - we won't say anything if you don't).

Lots to do, lots of brilliant, buzzing activity to enjoy while catching up with the latest news.

The time flew by, and then it was 8pm and we were trying to organise ourselves for one final pic. In the photo it all went: brambles, bin liners, the lot.

Homeward bound

The small hotel team returned to base to collect bikes and other belongings, while the remainder of our energetic little group headed home in various different directions.

Superstars.

Until next time.

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Kellie signed up to a group run
Group run
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT GROUP RUN: Hollybush Estate's 'Big Bundle of Weed-Clearing' + woodchip clearing (new addition)

Mon 23 May 18:30 pm
Town Hall Hotel - Hotel Entrance, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF
We've been asked to help out with a whole lot of weeding...

It's summer, it's warm, it's light, which can only mean one thing: weeds.

Margaret from the Teesdale & Hollybush Tenants and Residents Association (and 'instigator of one of the largest community allotment projects in east London') has called to ask for a hand with a huge number of weeds in and around the Community Centre.

Please note: this activity has been amended, to include large moving of woodchip, too.

Come and join the team as we enjoy a short run from our lovely hotel base to meet Margaret and Basil the dog for a gardening bonanza.

What you need to know

  • We will meet at the hotel for a short warm-up between 6:30-6:45. You can leave any belongings securely here too.

  • At 6:45 we'll make our way to the task just around the corner to start our evening's activity. If you're meeting us at the task, the address is Kedlestone Walk Community Centre, Hollybush Gardens, E2 9RP.

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Kellie went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT TASK OPTION 2: FoodCycle Bow Road leafleting - Help Promote Free Community Meals

Mon 11 Apr

Background

'FoodCycle Bow Road hosts free, sit-down, community meals made from surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. They do this every Friday at 7.00pm at Bow Road Methodist Church. Volunteers share in food and conversation with anyone who needs it. They'd love your help to spread the word and make sure the whole community knows about the fantastic free community meals!'

Task Force regular Ivy is a regular FoodCycle volunteer and so when the opportunity to deliver 1000 leaflets came up, Ivy took the lead and made a great start with this task.

We plan to blitz the remaining leaflets in this Monday evening task, which will set a terrific tone for the week ahead, clocking km as we spread the word.

What will we be doing?

  • Meeting Ivy and Laura outside the Methodist Church Tower Hamlets at 7.00pm.

  • Putting GoodGym fitness to good use as we distribute the remaining leaflets in the area, for this project. You'll be popping leaflets through doors in the residential roads around FoodCycle Bow Road - this will have a massive impact in making sure those that can benefit from free meals do not fall through the net.

  • This task usually takes around an hour, often less, if previous GoodGym leafleting speed is anything to go by.

https://www.foodcycle.org.uk/location/london-bow-road/

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Kellie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

MONDAY NIGHT TASK OPTION 2: FoodCycle Bow Road leafleting - Help Promote Free Community Meals

Mon 11 Apr 19:00 pm
The Methodist Church Tower Hamlets , 1 Merchant Street, London , E3 4LY
Come and help us finish this huge leafleting task!

Background

'FoodCycle Bow Road hosts free, sit-down, community meals made from surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. They do this every Friday at 7.00pm at Bow Road Methodist Church. Volunteers share in food and conversation with anyone who needs it. They'd love your help to spread the word and make sure the whole community knows about the fantastic free community meals!'

Task Force regular Ivy is a regular FoodCycle volunteer and so when the opportunity to deliver 1000 leaflets came up, Ivy took the lead and made a great start with this task.

We plan to blitz the remaining leaflets in this Monday evening task, which will set a terrific tone for the week ahead, clocking km as we spread the word.

What will we be doing?

  • Meeting Ivy and Laura outside the Methodist Church Tower Hamlets at 7.00pm.

  • Putting GoodGym fitness to good use as we distribute the remaining leaflets in the area, for this project. You'll be popping leaflets through doors in the residential roads around FoodCycle Bow Road - this will have a massive impact in making sure those that can benefit from free meals do not fall through the net.

  • This task usually takes around an hour, often less, if previous GoodGym leafleting speed is anything to go by.

https://www.foodcycle.org.uk/location/london-bow-road/

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Kellie signed up to a party
Party
Tower Hamlets

GoodGym Easter Social

Thu 14 Apr 19:00 pm
199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL

Please note that this party has been cancelled.

You'll have four days to recover!

Join us for drinks (craft beer, cocktails or soft drinks), lots of fun chat, and some food too (burgers, pizza or salads). The Fugitive Bar is very handy for both the Tube and Overground. See you there! See https://fugitivemotel.bar/

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