Once again GGWF found ourselves at the Traid store in Walthamstow looking to help packing away their end of summer clothing. Traid are a charity that helps to tackle the negative environmental effect of making, consuming and disposing of cloths, and try to promote sustainable fashion. After being greeted, briefed and shown the behind store areas for safe storage of personal items, kitchen and wc facilities...... we set about the task in hand. In no time at all we had managed to fill 2 1/2 large boxes with mixed clothing , not to mention the separation of the two types of hangers into boxes also. We had a few laughs along the way with my fashion sense ( but with the right accessories you can make magic happen ) and a certain young lady with terrible aim, but that's for another time ;-) Time soon came calling and we finished of our last rail of clothes before calling it a day. We had managed to accomplish a good amount in the time given which was very much appreciated and we shared a few laughs along the way... Until the next time, thanks everyone.... Ramon
TRAID is an environmental charity working to tackle and solve the problems caused by producing, consuming and disposing of clothes. The funds are mainly raised through our charity shops which hold five SALES per year. On the last day of the sale we need to clear the shop of leftovers for it to be restocked the next day. The tasks are to take clothes off the hangers, pack the clothes in big boxes or trolleys and pack the hangers.
Six lovely goodgym runners made swift work of delivering the Big Local magazine this week. Its a newsletter written and put together by the local community. The Big Local do so much to help the local community - so we love helping them to get this out to the community. I had come prepared with six roads worth of magazines all bagged up and ready and the team quickly got the job done! We then went for a well deserved drink to celebrate fellow goodgym member Ros birthday! Well done everyone - hope to see you all again soon. Pippa
Big Local have published their latest edition and have asked if we would be willing to help deliver.
It's a really lovely short magazine that creates community spirit, celebrating local positive initiatives, so something we're happy to support.
We have been assigned roads near to Greenleaf / Lloyd park.
The next time you see Ruby, they might be wearing black instead of red. They've completed 50 good deeds with GoodGym and have earnt their black t-shirt. Give them a nod when you next see them.
After a few drop outs to today's Community Mission, four fantastic GoodGymmers got to work pulling out weeds at Pearson St Adventure Playground.
Armed with gloves, wheelbarrows and garden forks we made light work of the nettles, bindweeds and other overgrown weeds. Ivo's expert horticultural knowledge led to us spotting a dreaded sight: Japanese knotweed. Without the adequate means to remove this weed, we notified the task owner.
We continued for an hour enjoying each others company. It turned out we had a diverse group from all different areas: Ruby from Waltham Forest, Even from Hackney, Ivo from Tower Hamlets and Dharmesh from Redbridge. Even speedily collected up the tools at the end and the task owner was very grateful.
We also discovered it was Ruby's 50th good deed. Congratulations Ruby, black tee inbound!
It was great to spend time with you all. Until the next time!
Next week will be the final session at Pearson St Adventure Playground, so don't miss it!
An amazing new collaboration with Hackney Play helping to get the some of Hackney’s important youth facilities ready for a busy summer holiday!
The incredible staff at Hackney Play need our help with some proper GG style tasks, we will get stuck into weeding, jet washing, clearing, raking and any number of physical tasks!
There will be some gloves but please bring your own if you can.
A great opportunity to make a big impact on the young people of Hackney’s Summer fun so please sign up and come along!
Spaces are limited to please unregister if your availability changes.
First we hoisted tables, then we packed boxes and finally we set to cleaning every toy we could get our hands on! All in the name of getting The Mill 'spit spot' ready for whenever they can resume children's activities with the locals. We're working on the click of the fingers thing!!