Bigger fan of the Good bit than the Gym bit. Occasional runner, lover of Beyoncé, good vanilla ice-cream & high fives
Kieran at GetOut has asked if we can help in the community garden. It's nice, but we could make it nicer, and they grow veg and herbs and stuff, but we could help them grow more.
The gardens are just next to the Gurdwara on Harley Grove, entrance through the black door.
Kieran at the Get Out community garden is looking for regular help on Saturday afternoons 12 till 3 to keep the garden growing and make it an increasingly nice space for the local community.
You do not have to stay for the whole of 12-3. Perfectly fine for people to drop in whenever they can between those times.
Note there might be some Saturdays that we won’t have access to the adjoining school, so there may not be access to toilets.
The gardens are just next to the Gurdwara on Harley Grove, entrance through the black door. Also important to note that we’ll often do something social after, eg little drinky on the way home.
Mandi has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
A change of day also meant new start point and a change of borough!!!!
The call went out from Care4Calais for help with sorting a new intake of donations prior to be distribution to refugees who have recently arrived in the UK.
We met at Mile End station and it was lovely to see Lil who joined us for her first group run after joining us for several community missions in 2020.
Hilary led the way as she took the bike option for this evening,a nice gentle run along the Mile End road.
We arrived at the storage area which is adjacent to the East London Mosque.
A large area has been set aside for sorting the new donations into children,women and men.....they will be further sorted into age groups and boxed up ready for distribution.
Tower Hamlets have 2 sessions this week
And finally Brahma wishing you and Dev lots of love for you wedding on Saturday.
Afghan refugees need our help. Care for Calais have received a very generous amount of donations for them, but need our help sorting them.
Hence the completely new meeting point and area. We'll meet outside Mile end tube, on the main road.
See you all then.
Mandi is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Mandi has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
On a lovely summer's evening, six GoodGymmers closed ranks to take on a path of gravel which needed to be cleared to make the Peace Garden at Charlton House accessible for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. They have a play called Family Tree on over the next week and the path looks nice but isn't very easy for wheelchair users, prams and high heels.
Special welcome to Miguel who was on his second GoodGym community mission and ran all the way from the Isle of Dogs!
We got to work sweeping, shovelling and scraping gravel into piles to scoop into all of the buckets and bins we could find. Now Charlton House just need to work out what to do with 3 wheely bis worth of bins of gravel...any ideas??
As the clouds of dust from our heavy and incessant toiling melted away...we saw, as if in a dream, a thing of wonder: smooth hard earth, barely touched by foot or shovel, ready to welcome without incident the next pushchair wheel or primark high heel.
*As they say, many hands make light work. *
It was Arthur's first community mission - our new honourary GoodGym member, and he was pretty unphased by the whole thing, sleeping through the dust clouds and unabating clanging of metal on rock. He provided the vital cute factor that's missing on most community missions and gave us the motivation to keep shovelling to make the world that little bit better for the next generation.
The litmus test for our success was pushing the buggy back out of the garden which was certainly easier than coming in so it was a worthwhile hour spent ungravelling I'd say - good job team!