Area Activator at GoodGym Greenwich. I love community and getting to know all the great initiatives and people that make it what it is!
Loads of GoodGym members independently or in pairs spent some of May clearing up their local area of litter. It’s social, bizarrely satisfying and a good deed. Well done!
if you’re not using a litter picker your local council may well give you one if you ask. Worth a try as it makes life a lot easier. Thank you to those who sent in photos.
Rachel is one of the people that keep the GoodGym community alive and well. By cheering 250 times they've shown they're committed to supporting other runners. They are definitely a fan of what GoodGym is all about.
Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
The Maryon Park Community Garden is a voluntary community project providing raised growing beds for local people. The garden features an orchard, wild flower bank, art installation, a children's area, a poly tunnel and a greenhouse.
This is a lovely community mission to kick off your weekend! Tasks will likely include weeding and planting.
It can be a bit tricky to find the garden so here's the Community Garden mobile number if you need it: 0777 915 9387 Make sure you go to Maryon Park rather than Maryon Wilson Park and look for the park-keeper's house at the bottom of the tennis courts!
Please bring your own gardening gloves.
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)
A few of us had never actually been to Maryon Park, having only ventured to Maryon Wilson Park so it was lovely to discover a new green space and this beautiful community garden this morning. We were welcomed by the wonderful Tim and Edna who have been running the community garden for the last 10 years and what an amazing job they have done!
We spent a happy hour weeding, chatting and Julian and Ulysse, were busy lugging around big bulky things - was it panels of wood? Anyway, whatever it was you managed to clear a lot!
Sarah has just joined taskforce (welcome Sarah!) so can start finding and leading community missions around Greenwich. Linda is approaching her 50th good deed - well done Linda, we'll have to pop the prosecco when you reach the big 5-0!
A lovely morning topped off with some carrot cake #bestcakeintheworld
This will be a monthly community mission on the first Saturday of every month while there's jobs to do in the garden. We'll time it so that when the Charlton Parkrun starts up we can go straight from that to do some gardening here!
Lovely to see you all - enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend and until next time!
Rachel has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym