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This was our fourth and final night helping The Store Cupboard this week and the task at hand wasn't as 'pane-ful' as thought it might be!
Milly & Harvey were on window cleaning duty while Tracey was cheif mopper. Mike did some touch up painting from our pieces earlier in the week and Ruth took on the glamouros task of scrapping old paint droppings off the floor as well as waxing and buffing furniture painted earlier in the week.
Excellent team effort and it's nearly time for the final push as the shop nears being able to open and support hundreds of people in the community. It's going to be awesome!
Every Tuesday during February we'll be doing a live workout at 7pm as part of our 'Fierce February' challenge (see all the details for week 3 here).
The whole workout will be around 30 minutes and is suitable for all abilities. The format will look a little bit like this:
- Warm up and activation - 10 minutes
- Main workout - 15 minutes
- Stretches - 5 minutes
It's a great way to see some friendly faces and workout together while we're apart.
Here's the details for joining on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 615 147 7553 Passcode: 6QyDr3
Like I said it's suitable for everyone and we'll have low impact options for all exercises.
If you have an injury or are getting back into fitness please take it at your own pace and stop if anything is painful.
I'm a qualified running coach and will be doing exercises to help build strength, stamina and stability.
This Thursday we need a few helping hands at this new not for profit affordable food project.
They've reached out to ask if we can help with a range of tasks to help them get off the ground in the next few weeks.
Tasks will be:
- Lifting and sorting
Here's what you need to know:
All tools, paint and disposal gloves will be provided but it's essential that everyone taking part wears a mask for the entire task so please bring your own.
Be sure to wear something you don't love too much, you might get paint on it!
Meet outside the store at 5:30pm and then we'll all go in and ensure everyone is socially distanced and safe in the space before we start.
We'll be there for 1-2 hours to try and get as much done as possible.
Boy was it freezing today but that didn't stop 12 GoodGym members from helping to get food to the community
Here's how it went down:
- Liv was at the centre early, helping to make up the parcels and split the food between the boxes for delivery
- Tom, Harvey & Annette took on a big delivery as a cycling team this week - team work right there
- Our drivers this week were Caz, Muhammad, Mike, Milly, Kay, Edward, Samar & Navjeet - Without them this task isn't possible so please go give them all a massive cheer for coming out on their lunch breaks to deliver these essential parcels!
Here's what Muhammad had to say about the task today:
Really positive experience, I was glad to help with this mission :)
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 8 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: 3.6 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: 3.2 miles - drop off near Greenford Sports Centre to a family of 4 - Ideally two cyclists working together or a driver
Option 8: 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 12pm and 1:30pm
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 email@example.com
Once we have the right number of sign ups, I'll send you a confirmation email.