35Good deeds



Miriam went on a mission

Deliver medicines for Mrs J

Wed 21 Jul

Royal Docks Pharmacy asked us to help Mrs J with picking up medicines from Royal Docks Pharmacy, 23 East Ham Manor Way E6 5NA.

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Miriam signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Big Butterfly Count DIY (16th July to the 8th August) - everyone can join.

Sun 8 Aug 13:30 pm
Anywhere You May Be, In The World, BHA PPY
Will help to contribute to scientific study of how healthy our environment is

What? The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over 111,500 citizen scientists took part in 2020, submitting 145,249 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.

Why? We count butterflies because not only are they beautiful creatures to be around but they are also extremely important. They are vital parts of the ecosystem as both pollinators and components of the food chain. However, they are under threat. Numbers of butterflies and moths in the UK have decreased significantly since the 1970s. This is a warning that cannot be ignored. Butterfly declines are also an early warning for other wildlife losses. Butterflies are key biodiversity indicators for scientists as they react very quickly to changes in their environment.

How? Simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the Big Butterfly Count. We have chosen this time of year because most butterflies are at the adult stage of their lifecycle, so more likely to be seen. Records are welcome from anywhere: from parks, school grounds and gardens, to fields and forests.

**You will find more information on how to sign up, download materials/app and how to submit information HERE - SEND A PHOTO OF YOUR RECORD/SUBMISSION for registration to juliashmotkina@goodgym.org)

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Miriam signed up to a mission • Deliver medicines for Mrs J
Wed 21 Jul
Miriam completed a walk • evening walk
Tue 20 Jul
Miriam has completed their first run in a new area. Tue 20 Jul 2021

Curious? Miriam has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Miriam is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy

Miriam went on a group run
Group run

Mount Krapatoa

Tue 20 Jul
Report written by Joel Wiles

The return on Group Runs!!!

With a summer downpour perfectly timed for the start of the session they turned out to be tears of Joy!!

Helping to celebrate the GoodGyming marvel that is East London Superstar Emma!! Having only picked up her GG gloves in March it has been a monumental effort to dominate every GoodGym activity with amazing energy and enthusiasm!! Looking forwards to many GoodDeeds to come!!

In true GG style we were literally up to our ankles in it at the enchanting Hackney City Farm!! After our debrief from superstar Ken we set about our shovel and tip task helping to regenerate the soil to allow a huge new hedge row to be planted in the Autumn.

Some monster efforts on the shovels and skillful barrow pushing allowed 2 tonnes of muck to be shifted in an action packed 50 minutes of action!!

Great effort from Woody for joining me on a very wet run!! Hopefully a few more join next time!!

Look forward to seeing you next Tuesday as we visit Debbie at Wilton Estate Community garden.

Joel x

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Miriam completed a training run • Another Ten Mile Run
Tue 20 Jul
Miriam signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Spotting Fowl behaviours on the run (or walk) citizen science!

Sat 31 Jul 18:45 pm
Any where!!!, Any Bird!!, Any behaviour, Any time
Get you out observing nature & invite a friend

This a rolling any time community mission. Send us a picture of any interesting bird behaviour.

The British Trust for Ornithology and the behavioural science research group at Middlesex University have started an online Citizen Science project. They want to see how much birds eat human foods and litter instead of "natural" food like worms and insects. You don’t need to be able to identify bird species to take part. Register here and go to https://mdxl.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cON8ssxLcI8T6Wq

The study is open until 26th August. You can submit multiple times You can participate as many times as you like, provide as many details as you like, and skip questions you don't want to answer. You don't need to know anything about birds. If you don't know a bird's name, you can describe what it looks like instead. Your responses will be kept completely confidential.

The study should take you around 10 minutes to complete. Your participation in this research is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw at any point during the study. The Principal Investigator of this study can be contacted at ss3903@live.mdx.ac.uk.

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Miriam signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Anytime Single or paired Plogging Litter picking walking or running.

Sat 31 Jul 17:00 pm
Not Known, ???, ???
Fit and feel good

So we can still be active, social and community spirited by doing a little plogging over this month. Ideally with another member or friend. Maybe you have spotted some rubbish locally. If you need a picker let me know and I will try to drop one off to you. Send us a picture of your exploits. This a a rolling event to do before the end of the month. (Litter pick any time that suits you)

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