Rachel Henry

Area Activator at GoodGym Greenwich. I love community and getting to know all the great initiatives and people that make it what it is!

Greenwich

Area Activator

39Good deeds

72runs

267cheers

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Group run
Greenwich

GROUP RUN - helping at Clothes for Causes!

Wed 1 Jun 18:45 pm
Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, LONDON, SE10 9LS
Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Hi everyone and welcome to GoodGym Greenwich!

We're a friendly and social group who combine running with volunteering in the local community. We meet every Wednesday to get active and do a physical task for charities and community organisations in the area.

The Task

This week we'll be helping at the Clothes for Causes charity shop, helping with stock sorting and anything else the lovely Veronique needs doing.

The Run

Our run this week will be just over 1km each way. Everyone is welcome at any pace - we never leave anyone behind!

Where & When

We meet at 6.45pm for a 7 o'clock start at the Royal Naval College between the Queen Mary and Queen Anne buildings. There is space to store bags in the Trafalgar Tavern if you'd like to. The session will be about 90 minutes in total so we should be all wrapped up by 8.30pm.

What To Bring

Please bring some gloves, otherwise it's just yourself!

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Group run
Greenwich

Of Cause we were bags of help!

Wed 4 May
Report written by Rachel Henry

Was it rainy and cold, or was it sunny and muggy? Several of us were caught off guard last night when we experienced the good ol' Egnlish April showers..despite it being May. Happy May 4th no less for all our Star Wars fans!

So after a quick warm up we had a gentle jog down to Clothes for Causes where some of us got to work sorting clothes into colours, wondering with several items whether they were dresses or tops or clothes for people with tails?

We had so much fun with these dress/top/tail clothes in fact, that we forgot to take photos. So it looks like the guys just stood around having a nice chat when they actually disappeared entirely, scurrying into the mysterious underbelly of the shop and popping up again dragging huge bags of stock with them, blinking like little moles emerging from their underground tunnels.

We may have left one or two mole people down there but we're back in a month - just imagine how much sorting they can get done in that time.

Sara took us on a lovely scenic jog back along the river and then got us to work with a punishing fitness session.

Some of us were so crippled by the end that Andy had to peel us off the floor and bundle us in his van to take us home. Luckily I live right by the hospital so he dropped me off there and I live to tell the tale.

Until next time guys!

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Rachel Henry signed up to a group run
Group run
Greenwich

GROUP RUN - helping at Clothes for Causes!

Wed 4 May 18:45 pm
Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, LONDON, SE10 9LS
Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Hi everyone and welcome to GoodGym Greenwich!

We're a friendly and social group who combine running with volunteering in the local community. We meet every Wednesday to get active and do a physical task for charities and community organisations in the area.

The Task

This week we'll be helping at the Clothes for Causes charity shop. We've not been here for a while so will be good to get stuck back in sorting stock and other jobs that need doing!

The Run

Our run this week will be just over 1km each way. Everyone is welcome at any pace - we never leave anyone behind!

Where & When

We meet at 6.45pm for a 7 o'clock start at the Royal Naval College between the Queen Mary and Queen Anne buildings. There is space to store bags in the Trafalgar Tavern if you'd like to. The session will be about 90 minutes in total so we should be all wrapped up by 8.30pm.

What To Bring

Please bring some gloves, otherwise it's just yourself!

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Rachel Henry signed up to a party
Party
Greenwich

GoodGym Greenwich Social

Fri 10 Jun 18:45 pm
Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range, Tunnel Avenue, London, SE10 0QE
Around with GoodGym...

Okay, maybe you're all too young to remember the TV show "Around with Alliss"? But hopefully we will be putting (see what I did there?) on our own show for our next GG social...

Join us for our next GoodGym Greenwich social at CrazyPutt Adventure Golf on the Greenwich Peninsula on Friday 10th June, 6.45pm.

This is an Adventure Golf Course that takes inspiration from famous courses from around the world. These venues include The Belfry, Wentworth, Augusta, K-Club and the home of golf – St Andrews.

Whether, you run, walk or just volunteer with us everyone is welcome to come along! Just sign up to let me know you are coming along. If we get over 10 of us then we can make a group booking for £10 per player. (If not it's £12 per player.)

Hopefully it will be a fun night, and we can possibly go for drinks and food afterwards to the bar in the driving range.

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Community mission
Greenwich

Tidying up at Ballast Quay Garden

Sun 5 Jun 15:00 pm
Ballast Quay Garden, London, SE10 9PD
Get fit and do good in Greenwich

Get ready guys, here's another listing of a GGG favourite! There's lots of jobs to do ahead of this lovely garden's opening for the Bromley and Greenwich Hospice weekend.

Diane will be happy with some extra hands to help with sweeping, weeding, watering and the like so bring some gloves and come and get stuck in!

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Community mission
Greenwich

Tidying up at Westcombe Woodlands

Sat 11 Jun 11:00 am
Entrance Gate , Seren Park Gardens car park , LONDON, SE3 7RP
Help conserve this beautiful secret woodland

The Friends of Westcombe Woodlands take care of some beautiful woodland right next to Maze Hill station. They are hosting a volunteer morning on the 11th June followed by an Open Day 2.-5pm when the public come and have a look round. They will spend the morning ‘preparing’ which is basically tidying up - it is very overgrown since COVID! Any extra pairs of helping hands will be very welcome!

Please bring some gardening gloves.

Meeting point

If you're not familiar with the woodlands, here 's the directions: Go onto the platform of Maze Hill station on the ticket office side and walk up to the far end. There is a little foot path leading to Seren Park. At the end of the little path, turn right and go to the end of the carpark. You will see the entrance gate and someone from the Friends of Westcombe Woodlands will be there to welcome you!

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Community mission
Greenwich

Brambles, blossom and brew

Sat 23 Apr
Report written by Rachel Henry

A post Parkrun jaunt

Led us to GoodGym's Garrison haunt

By brambles we were battered

But never cared while we nattered

We dug, tugged and shovelled

'Til the brambles were rather troubled

And enjoyed a blossom selfie, cupcakes and brew

Before saying farewell to our crew!

Great job everyone - we are winning this bramble war month by month.

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Community mission
Greenwich

Digging ourselves out of a hole

Sat 9 Apr
Report written by Rachel Henry

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning that led us to St Paul's Church in Thamesmead where one Greenwich GoodGymer and three Bexley GoodGymers joined forces with some lovely folk from the church. We met Ruby who has been doing a wonderful job of landscaping and planting in the garden and who set us to work digging holes, turning the soil and planting roses. We were joined by Chris and Sandra, who came to help on her birthday no less - big respect!

All of the group were far more green fingered than me....yes I did check which way up the rose goes (I was just testing you Caroline).

After a good deal of blood, sweat and tears, we enjoyed a welcome cup of tea and biscuits (we'll work off the second packet Simon) and heard all about Simon and Caroline's work with Habitat for Humanity (think that's right?) and Ruby's project in Ghana building a** 120 acre community**! Piece of cake, right?!

I am so grateful to meet so many inspiring people through GoodGym!

We'll list this task again when Ruby is back from Ghana. Look out for more Thamesmead tasks over the coming months - there's lots of projects in the area needing support so I'll be drumming up more interest across Greenwich and Bexley members. Do you have any friends who might be interested in getting stuck in the mud?!

A morning well spent and well enjoyed. Nice work team!

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Party
Southwark

Summer Social Rounders: Clapham Common (Home game) - North vs. South of the River

Sat 18 Jun 16:00 pm
Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE
An inclusive game(s) of social rounders in the sunshine (hopefully) - bring a picnic, BYOB and mates (if you want)

What's the best way to get GoodGymers from across London together over the summer?

Organise a social in the park with (hopefully) the glorious British summer sunshine and an added element of a nostalgic game of rounders.

Of course, there's always some sort of competition, but in a fun environment. Come along to meet other GG members from across London for a picnic and a social rounders game between GG members from north of the river against GG members south of the river (we're not strict about this and if one team need more players, we can "loan" them for the afternoon PLUS don't forget we may have non-GG friends).

We know everyone cannot make this date due to other commitments or location, so there will be a second social rounders on Saturday 16th of July in Victoria Park. Consider this the "Home" game and that second social date, the "Away" game. Sign up to both, if you can make it!

TLDR

  • What: Social Rounders (with picnic, BYOB and invite your non-GG mates)
  • Where: Clapham Common (exact spot to be determined)
  • When: Saturday 18th of June from 16:00 onwards
  • Why: Enjoy an afternoon in the park, play social rounders, eat, drink, meet GoodGymers from other areas and possibly get a sun tan (not promising anything). Importantly, have fun!

Don't know how to play?

Firstly, we welcome all! Just because there's a "North vs. South of the river" narrative, it's all for fun...no one is winning any medals or prizes. If you haven't played before, not to worry, the majority of us have forgotten the rules, so all will be explained on the day. In summary: it's a no-fuss version of Baseball.

Can I still come if I can't make the start?

Have other commitments earlier or like to be fashionably late? That's fine. It's all social, so come and go as you please! We might start off with a practice hit around before our "socially competitive" game. If the rounders is all over by the time you arrive, just come and chill with a picnic. I'm sure a few of us will stay until the sun starts to set.

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please put it down in the "Discussion" below and I'll get to you ASAP. Otherwise, you can email me at samuel@goodgym.org.

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