Laura Williams

Lucky enough to be the Area Activator for Tower Hamlets. Personal trainer. Seriously sweet tooth.

Tower Hamlets

Area Activator

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Laura Williams went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

The Times SPRAY Are A-Changin'

Mon 1 Mar
Report written by Laura Williams

What’s the story?

A fantastic four-session Community Mission was accomplished today in Chicksand Street Park as Bablu from Trapped in Zone One hosted us yet again for another vital, uplifting bit of activity.

Having helped prep the wall recently for the first part of this task, a new mural, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Homes, we headed back today to help the artists Coma and Luke B actually paint the wall, helping to fill in around the letters, saving the artists time while enjoying seeing the creation of this new creative community addition take shape.

New friends!

We were joined by Tulio from Care4Calais, who was accompanied by Mansour and Mortada, new Bethnal Green residents, who helped get the trickier borders of the mural done with great care and precision.

It was a safe, spacious activity but one that helped put a spring in everyone’s step.

Shout-outs

A massive thank you to Becs, for co-leading this task, and for helping to plan this from last week!

...And to all other five GoodGymers present, who were very generous in taking turns painting, having made long journeys on foot and bike across town.

Until next time

Well done everyone – yet again your productivity, cheer and tenacity brought so much to the day. Until next time.

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Laura Williams went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Creating the new Determination Mural in Chicksand Street Park: 2:00pm session

Mon 1 Mar

We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.

Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.

Key facts about this Community Mission

  • The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
  • We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
  • We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
  • We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
  • This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
  • The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
  • The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
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Laura Williams went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Amazing grafitti event.

Mon 1 Mar
Report written by Aziz Burak Kandaz

It's been a wonderful day. First time in my life I've painted graffiti. Everybody was very nice especially Laura. I enjoyed my first good gym event. I'm so glad that I became a member. Cheers.

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Laura Williams went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Helping paint the new Determination Mural in Chicksand Street Park: 1:00pm session

Mon 1 Mar

We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.

Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.

Key facts about this Community Mission

  • The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
  • We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
  • We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
  • We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
  • This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
  • The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
  • The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
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Laura Williams signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

We're helping out with the new Determination Mural in Chicksand Street Park: 2:30pm session

Mon 1 Mar 14:30 pm
Chicksand Street Park, 20 Chicksand St, London, E1 5LD
Come and join the FINAL of today's fun painting sessions!

We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.

Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.

Key facts about this Community Mission

  • The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
  • We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
  • We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
  • We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
  • This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
  • The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
  • The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
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Laura Williams signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Creating the new Determination Mural in Chicksand Street Park: 2:00pm session

Mon 1 Mar 14:00 pm
Chicksand Street Park, 20 Chicksand St, London, E1 5LD
Come and join the third of today's fun painting sessions!

We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.

Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.

Key facts about this Community Mission

  • The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
  • We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
  • We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
  • We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
  • This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
  • The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
  • The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
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Laura Williams signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Painting the new Determination Mural in Chicksand Street Park: 1:30pm session

Mon 1 Mar 13:30 pm
Chicksand Street Park, 20 Chicksand St, London, E1 5LD
Come and be a part of this important community project - and make new friends!

We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.

Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.

Key facts about this Community Mission

  • The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
  • We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
  • We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
  • We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
  • This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
  • The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
  • The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
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Laura Williams signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Helping paint the new Determination Mural in Chicksand Street Park: 1:00pm session

Mon 1 Mar 13:00 pm
Chicksand Street Park, 20 Chicksand St, London, E1 5LD
Come and be a part of this important community project - and make new friends!

We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.

Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.

Key facts about this Community Mission

  • The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
  • We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
  • We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
  • We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
  • This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
  • The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
  • The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
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Laura Williams signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

**ONGOING COMMUNITY MISSION** Joining the Barts Volunteers as Active Hospital Responders OR at the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Centre, ExCeL

Fri 5 Mar 16:30 pm
Royal London Hospital , Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB
We have been asked to partner with Barts Volunteers on these two activities in the weeks ahead...(and you pick your slots!)

GoodGym were asked to get involved with Nancy Whiskin and her team at Barts Volunteers at the start of the year.

Over the past few weeks, GoodGym members have enjoyed a variety of tasks, both within the hospital environment and at the Vaccination Centre at Newham's ExCel.

Activity may include taking staff meals from the canteen up to the outside of the wards; manning the (glass-fronted) visitors' desk; running patient belongings left by friends and relatives up to the wards; overseeing the rollout of the new staff wellbeing centres...

There are many roles which will include high levels of physical activity for GoodGymers.

What you need to know...

  • This is a rolling Community Mission - you pick your preferred dates and times when you sign up via the link below. THE SIGN-UP DATE ON THIS LISTING AHOULD BE IGNORED.

  • Your sign-up will take place externally, here, directly with Barts Volunteers.

  • You have the option to choose whether to volunteer either at the vaccination centre OR at a hospital.

  • GoodGym applications must be marked clearly, as we will be treated as a separate group when being processed online.

  • In due course, we will have our own dropdown box on sign-up under the question, "Are you from another organisation?" But for now, please make it clear on your application you're from GoodGym.

Contacts and queries

Nancy Whiskin and Tower Hamlets Area Activator Laura will be overseeing this activity. If you have any GoodGym-related queries regarding this Community Mission, please contact Laura.

Health and safety

  • There are stringent processes in place at all of the Trust's venues to keep volunteers safe.

  • You will not be in contact with any patients or visiting any wards.

  • You will be taken through a full risk assessment at your first visit.

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Laura Williams went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Trash mob

Sat 20 Feb
Report written by Laura Williams

What's the story?

With council resources a bit scarce, and a lovely large donation of daffodil bulbs from a Meath Gardens resident, Joanna and the Friends of Meath Gardens team and I decided to arrange this spacious, safe activity for our first warm weekend of 2021.

Warm, well equipped and raring to go.

A group of 15 of us met for a brilliant, distanced briefing by the changing rooms, delivered by Burak and Joanna.

The task was a well prepped one indeed: litter bags aplenty, individual tools and bundles of litter pickers meant that we were all independent of one another kit-wise, and so it was with a spring in our step we headed to all four corners of the park (and beyond - Charlotte and Becs made their way right around to the area by the bridge).

Meanwhile, the bulb-planting team of 5 headed out to multiple sites in the park to get the daffs bedded in just in time for a Spring appearance.

It was a very companiable morning - we said hello to faces we hadn't seen for a while, and welcomed first time GoodGymer Maia!

The time flew by and before we knew it it was after 12.30 and we were gathering last bits of rubbish and counting heads as we gathered back at the changing room for some last minute pics.

Until next time

Well done to everyone - you covered a lot of ground (forgive the pun) and we can't wait to go back.

Talking of which, we'll be heading back for more weekend Meath Gardens activity soon, as The Big Spring Shrub Planting will be happening soon! Keep your eyes peeled for that listing...

In the meantime, enjoy the warmer weather, and take great care.

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