Organisations Marieke has pledged to support
While we're still locked down, GoodGym Ealing is out there delivering essential food supplies to families across Ealing
Here's how it went down this week:
- Bryon, Ellie & Ed were the fantastic walking team this week. Sharing the load and getting in a lovely walk and upper body workout all in one!
- Mike & Milly teamed up for a drop in Southall this week
- Fay & Marieke paired up on their bikes for a drop in Acton
- Navjeet is our ever present superstar driver and always takes on any delivieres she can, this week was no different!
- Annette & Harvey were our second bike team this week
- Always happy to help, this week Caz used her lunch break to help deliver for us
- And last but not least Muhammad picked up our final delivery for this week, we'd be lost without him!
Ealing Alternative Provision provides education for young people who are unable to follow their education in the mainstream setting. They are supporting a few local families with food parcels and are looking for volunteers to help deliver them on Thursday lunchtimes.
Please note: They are working with The William Hobbayne Charity to sort and supply the food so parcels will be collected from there and NOT the school
This Thursday they have 7 families that need delivering and we need as many people as possible to help out
Option 1: 1.6 miles - drop off near Hanwell Community Centre to a family of 5 - Ideally three walkers / cyclists working together
Option 2: 1.4 miles - drop off near Hanwell Community Centre to a family of 4 - Ideally two walkers / cyclists working together
Option 3: 4.2 miles - drop off near Cayton Green Park (Greenford) to a family of 4 - Ideally two cyclists working together or a driver
Option 4: 4.2 miles - drop off near Rectory Park to a family of 5 - Ideally three cyclists working together or a driver
Option 5: 3.7 miles - drop off near Northala Fields to a family of 3 - Ideally two cyclists working together or a driver
Option 6: 3.2 miles - drop off near Southall Recreation Ground to a family of 5 - Ideally three cyclists working together or a driver
Option 7: 3.6 miles - drop off near Acton Central Station to a family of 3 - Ideally two cyclists working together or a driver
Once you've signed up please comment below which parcel(s) you are able to deliver, if you can be flexible that would be amazing! Please only sign up if you can commit to one of the above locations.
Parcels should be collected from The William Hobbayne Centre on Boston Road between 11:30am and 1pm
June will be there to meet you
You'll be given the confidential full address of the family to deliver to, please let them know which option you have signed up for
You'll then head out and drop off the parcels at the doorstep of the address you've been given and knock to ensure the family know that the parcel has arrived
Any problems with deliveries call the school 0208 991 8570 or contact Ellen on 07908170934
The parcels are quite large make sure you're happy to carry the items and definitely bring a big large rucksack to carry them, especially if you're cycling.
Any questions, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have the right number of sign ups, I'll send you a confirmation email.
Three of us met on a balmy Tuesday evening to help Mr R move some furniture. A group of GoodGymmers (what is the collective term for a group of GoodGymmers? A deed of GoodGymmers? A gaggle? A galaxy? If anyone knows, I would appreciate knowing, thank you. Anyway, said collective noun of GoodGymmers had attended a mission at the weekend to move some furniture for Mr R down the stairs, and the task for today was to take it outside ready for collection by the council in the morning.
In no time at all, the old bed and headboard, a selection of mattresses, a mirror and a chest of drawers were all transported from inside to outside and neatly lined up outside Mr R’s. Mr R was most grateful for our help, and as it was such a quickly and efficiently completed task, there was time for a little socially distanced door step chat... There was no avoiding the C word, but we all shared our vaccination stories, and Mr R told us that all he wanted to do was to get to the pub and have a pint in ‘Spoons. Don’t we all Mr R! One day, we might meet again, but let’s hope that that day is at the Red Lion and Pineapple!