Organisations Natalie Tremlett has pledged to support
GoodGymmers in Greenwich were tasked with litter picking today, which coincided with the our first day of our community garden project. The area we are converting has long been a wasteland so we had to clear the rubbish that was layered through the overgrown grass and weeds before turning the soil. We made a great start even though the weather did not stay in our favour!
GoodGymmers across the UK joined in, battling the winds to clear up our local areas. The strangest items we found were a label for a shark teeth grinder, a bike stopper, a red nose day nose and some very muddy tin-snips.
Thank you everyone!
On with your gloves and break out those bin bags!
Let's spread the love and get to some litter picking on your own or with someone you close by.
Photo challenge Take a selfie with your most interesting find!
Send your photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the report.
Happy de-littering, gang!
Natalie loves to wander. Natalie has been to seven different GoodGym areas and seen the different cultures, etiquette and style of different trainers and met hundreds of people. Natalie is a wanderer.
The Magpie Project is a Newham based charity who support families in temporary or unsuitable housing.
During the most recent lockdown the Magpie Project was brought to my attention through a Goodgym task requesting recordings of bedtime stories. I've been recording stories quite regularly and wanted to find more ways to help this wonderful charity and a call out on social media for Mother's Day cards was just that opportunity.
I have been so blown away by the response to this task and cannot thank you all enough for your amazing generosity. There have been cards sent from all over the Goodgym family - Islington, Greenwich, Hounslow, Slough, Liverpool, Sheffield, York and Oxford.
Cards have been both bought and handmade and all are gorgeous. There have been messages of hope, love, strength and admiration. Hopes for cups of tea and time in the sunshine. I'm sure that the Mums receiving these cards will be really touched.
A couple of people to highlight in particular:
Anna, who told her own Mum about the task. Anna's Mum sent the charity some cards and is now an honorary Goodgym-er! Simon who made some beautiful screen-printed cards and sent me photos of the whole process - such an interesting and beautiful process.
Again, thank you all for sending in your cards. I'm sure that they will make a lot of Mums smile on Sunday. You are all lovely xx
I have recently been recording bedtime stories for the Magpie Project. The Magpie Project support parents and under 5s in temporary or unsuitable accommodation in East London. Recording stories to be shared with the parents and children has quickly become one of my favourite things to do, and I was looking for other ways to support this lovely charity.
The Magpie Project have put a call out on social media for Mother's Day cards for the Mums that they support.
The idea is to buy or make a few cards, write a message of hope or encouragement and send them off to the charity who will then distribute them to the Mums. Please do not seal the envelopes - the Magpie Project will do this.
The address for cards is:
The Magpie Project
Forest Lane Lodge
I will be at OMA on Wednesday for our food delivery task and can collect cards from anyone who wants to send one and send them en-masse.