Petra Stockelmayerova

Kingston upon Thames

20Good deeds

20runs

102cheers

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GoodGym aid station at Asics London 10K

Sun 25 Jul 07:30 am
Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH
Come and volunteer at the race, and get a place at another big race for FREE

We're back for a third time this July at the Asics London 10K in Westminster.

We’ll be operating the aid station along Victoria Embankment, across the river from the London Eye and County Hall. The task itself amounts to handing out water to sweltering runners whilst yelling encouragement in their faces - you’ll love it!

Here's a run report from the 2018 event and the 2019 one here to get a sense of what to expect.

So get your red shirt on, and come along and cheer-on the GoodGymmers competing in the race, help increase the visibility of GoodGym at this busy high-profile event, and get a little something for your trouble…

LimeLight Sports offer each GoodGym volunteer:

  • A free place on an upcoming LimeLight Sports race. That's the (postponed) Hackney Half this September, the Oxford Half in October, the Hackney Half in May 2022, or the next London 10K in a years time.

  • Breakfast on the day.

  • Loot. Historically there's always been branded merch assigned to volunteers at the start, and finishers shirts floating about at the end. TBC exactly what yet.

Details

Times: 7.30 – 1.30 (although we ordinarily get signed-off rather before this)

Getting there: Waterloo and Charing Cross mainlines, Westminster and Embankment Undergrounds are all nearby. Be aware some buses on the North side of the river will be on diversion because of the race.

If you want to be involved, please sign-up over on the LimeLight Sports volunteer portal HERE

Any questions please leave comment below, or get in touch on daniel@goodgym.org

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Kingston upon Thames

Take 2 of getting roses free of bindweed

Tue 1 Jun
Report written by Petra Stockelmayerova

Gorgeous evening for our return visit to the Rose garden; after a little treasure hunt for the shed key, we set out to clear another section of the flowerbed armed with various tools from Andrew's shed. Tackling the never ending roots of bindweed, cutting down bramble and generally digging out anything weedlike, we made a sizeable dent (2 bags worth) in getting this flowerbed looking neat & tidy, with roses showing off their wonderful blossoms. Looking forward to the next visit, hopefully with more hands on deck so we can finish it off.

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Bloomin' Marvellous task working the Rose Garden project

Tue 1 Jun 18:30 pm
Fishponds Park , Off Mayberry Place, , Surbiton, , KT5 8SY
Improve the ambience and biodiversity of wildlife in our community

No pardon here as this is what we asked for...A project to work on throughout the year in Kingston.... and we got it!! So gloves on and have at it!

The rose beds at the top of Fishponds Park is the venue and as discussed with I.D Verde we are adopting them, so taking on various aspects of their maintenance through the horticultural year.

So, first Tuesday of every month, this is the place to be https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51%C2%B023'17.2%22N+0%C2%B017'37.1%22W/@51.3881111,-0.2947332,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.3881197!4d-0.2936432?hl=en

Andrew is our friendly task owner for this one and should you need him on route then number that is best is 07890 999 314

Andrew has also been kind enough to share a breakdown of the plan for the area with me so let me know if you wish to know more and I can email you some details!!

....Voices of Hope is a local charity dedicated to community activities, designed to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. Together with the Council, Council contractor Idverde and the Friends of Fishponds Park, we have come up with an exciting plan to reinvigorate a corner of Fishponds Park, Surbiton. This will create a community food growing space, transform a redundant flower bed into a sensory garden and save an existing rose garden. The community allotment will include accessible footpaths for the mobility impaired, as well as a host of green infrastructure features and pollinator-friendly planting to improve biodiversity. Access to grant funding will be required to make all this possible and there is a lot of work to be done before it can be a reality. Once established, the vision includes involving various groups in maintaining and developing the area, with the possibility of using the food for community lunches and even supplying the local food bank. This project will complement the adjacent community orchard that was planted in January 2020 and create an attractive feature with fantastic potential for community use.

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Richmond

Even a brick wants to be something! Louis Kahn

Sun 23 May
Report written by Bernadette O'Neill

My first mission accomplished today! Helped to lay a few bricks and learnt how to mix mortar! A lovely 'bespoke wheel' where herbs are grown...A lovely idea to brighten up Ham Parade and a place where people can pick a few herbs to add to their cooking. What a lovely gesture, especially at this unpredictable time. Met some lovely people and an enjoyable couple of hours on a Sunday spent. As it was my first mission I did not know about taking photos, so the one I have uploaded is of me!

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Put a brick in the wall

Sun 23 May 11:00 am
Ham Cross Green, Richmond Road KT2 5PU, Ham Cross Green, Richmond Road KT2 5PU, Richmond Road, KT2 5PU
Brighten up the community around Ham

Round 3 of a community project supported by the council that needs some good ol' labour to make the difference.

This phase is the brick laying phase to put the finishing touches to work carried out on the previous task!

Those who have attended in the past have done a sterling job and the task owner is so grateful and delighted. Recognising we are not trades people and appreciating our enthusiasm he is happy for us to help with this phase which is great as I heard some of you were asking to give it a go

Space for 6 is the advice but please bring own gloves, face masks and some antibac.

Matt will be on site to meet you and best number if you need on route is 07785 715060

Sure you will do a great job and there be a chance for more thanks and mortar I imagine!

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Kingston upon Thames

3 is the magic number - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tue 18 May
Report written by Jane Yelloly

Happy 3rd Birthday to GoodGym Kingston.

Wonderful to have a wee celebration tonight straight after the task for Mencap with you lovely people. A charming picnic party it was despite the rain with bubbles and birthday cake and everyone bringing something to make a fantastic spread. Extra thank you to Martel for the very impressive 'rose gold' balloon and to Michelle from Mencap for saving us from the rain with indoor facilities.

Also thank you to all the wonderful volunteer runners, task owners & supporters of GoodGym Kingston over the last 3 years, and here's to hopefully another successful bumper year to come.

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Butter Knives Out: Weeding the Searchlight patio

Tue 18 May
Report written by Jassy Drakulic

It had been a while since weed been at Searchlight, and the patio was losing its battle against the weeds. Petra, Claire, Di, Jassy & Martel made a crack team to get the plants up and into the compost. The weather was working against us but we weathered the storm and rain made it easier to get the weeds up. Claire made the moss of the mission, ensuring every bit of green was taken up. Di didn't curb her enthusiasm for making the edges neat and tidy. Petra got swept away working the broom and before long the patio was looking smart and ready for action. Jane appeared with home-made brownies to start the party in celebration of Kingston GG's 3rd birthday, shortly followed by Rob, Mark and Freya. Thanks to Searchlight for hosting our celebrations!

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Kingston upon Thames

Painting the Holy Rail

Sun 16 May 14:00 pm
St John the Evangelist, , Grove Ln, , Kingston upon Thames , KT1 2SU

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Help to brighten up the look of a great community Kingston Church

Continuing on from last Sunday's good work, we are at St. John the Evangelist again. They need hands to help finish paint the fence on the outside of the church.

Plenty of space for social distance as we work. Paint has been arranged to be left in the porch at the church already!

Should be a great upper body workout, some might say simply DIVINE!

Task owner will be Mark and if you need to contact him on the morning then 077307 99609 is the best number 😊

Bring any gloves you may wish to wear for yourself and a mask in case indoors is needed but NOTE : This is an outdoor task and no opportunity this time for indoors should it rain. I have spoken with the task owner and a meeting is happening in the church at that time so fingers crossed and some prayers of course that we see some consistent sunshine (surely it's about time!!)

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