CTO at GoodGym
Russell has helped keep other people motivated, Russell has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Russell.
Russell completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Russell was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Russell is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Once again we were very lucky with the weather - no rain and the sunshine came out by the end!
1st GoodGym Session!
This was Russell's first ever GoodGym session!!! Welcome and well done!
Welcome to Redbridge!
Emma had a last minute sign up to pleasantly surprise us with her first visit to Redbridge community mission! Welcome!!!
Arrival Linda, John and Russell were first to arrive with Julia coming a few minutes late, with Ramon and Emma coming shortly after. A huge well done to everyone for selecting Active Travel to get to the community mission: Raymond ran and the rest cycled! Great mid-day workout for all:)
Task Francis, St Peter in the Forest community engagement, met us with some serious tools, including much needed wheelbarrow and rakes - we made a good use of them to clear a fairly big area on the side that we hadn't touched before. Linda focused on the corner by the tree, thoroughly de-weeding it. John and Russell attacked some serious bramble overgrowth and in the process revealing gravestones that were quite hidden, Russell then moved a lot of brambles to the fence for a new 'wild corner' - let's hope hedgehogs will discover it and make its home! Raymond and Emma cleared a huge area, creating a pile of bramble cuttings that were then needed to be moved to find a pair of secateurs that Raymond put away well before the work started:)
After task chat It's always great to see everyone so some folks stayed back to chat about quite a few things - bike riding, gendered toys, gender equality, safety, gardening and much more - join us next time to find out;)
We are back in two weeks on Thursday 6th May! See you then:)
This is one of our favourite sessions - lovely nature setting, great company and a bit of gardening is good for the soul:)
St Peter-in-the-Forest This is a community centre and church area that aims to create a space for community arts, community gardening, community cooking, and community history. Their historic churchyard is a fantastic area for local wildlife and nature.
How can we help Currently this centre is after some gardening help and therefore the usual gardening tasks are waiting to be completed - weeding, planting, clearing historical graves, creating a conservation area for birds, insects and other wildlife.
What to bring Gloves and, if you have them, some secateurs. Anti-bac gel and a mask.
Meeting Point There is a gate on the path between Forest Rise and Woodford New Rd. 3 words location: ///wipes.arrow.detect