I've run two marathons and I will talk about it all the time.
GoodGym have been asked by Age UK Lambeth to help Ms M with some shopping.
Ms M can pay for the shopping and will provide a shopping list. We are not sure how Ms M will pay so please only sign up if you're able to cover £20 of shopping to be reimbursed by GoodGym.
GoodGym have been asked by Age UK Lambeth to help Ms M with some grocery shopping.
It is not yet clear which payment method Ms M will be using so any runner signing up needs to be prepared to pay for the shopping (up to the £20 max limit) and then get reimbursed by GoodGym, so please only sign up if you are happy and able to do so.
GoodGym have been asked by Whittington Hospital to help Mr D.
He needs two beds to be swapped round. He needs to be set up in one room on discharge and will need a single bed to moved into the bedroom and the double bed to be removed and placed where the single bed was.
A mini group of GG Lambeth folk briefly met in Stockwell to shift some hefty planters round the corner to be moved to another community garden. We had a quick socially distanced chat about how everyone was doing and went on our merry ways! Job well done!
The Lambeth GP Food Co Op run schemes where regular patients can help grow veg, but their current set up at the Grantham Practice is being moved elsewhere.
Over the past couple of weeks we've moved all the soil from two planters 5 minutes round the corner but now we need to move the planters into a better position for a van to pick them up.
The meeting point is on the other side of the building (Beckett House) on Lingham Road but you can walk through a gate to get there. Here's coordinates in case you get lost. You won't.
🧤Gardening/grippy gloves may be useful but bare hands will be fine
💪🦵You'll get a whole body workout!
🤿 You may want to bring a mask to the task
As Ms C said, a few months ago no one had heard of Zoom, and now everyone's using it! C had been happily using Zoom and then it stopped working - the tech guy from her hospice hadn't made it any better and she was missing the regularly "Time to Talk" sessions, and seeing her friends' faces. She'd not left the house since March and still isn't allowed to due to her health.
So I arrived to help. I'm a bit of a Zoom afficionado (got a pro account and been using it since 2018, don'tcha know) but I was apprehensive about helping Ms C with her Samsung phone, although I had my suspicions that she might have not yet downloaded the update Zoom forced recently... Which turned out to be the case! So together we downloaded an updated version of Zoom, and tried out getting into meetings.
Ms C wrote down the step-by-step process, and we went in and out of the Time to Talk session a few times. The very first time, seeing each other's faces on the video and hearing her friends' voices for the first time since April, Ms C was overwhelmed: "It's so wonderful to see them!" she said, and we both got a bit emotional.
We went through the process a few times, and I'm pretty confident that Ms C will be able to join the next session on Friday. We stayed chatting for a while and found shared interests - I mentioned my work on women's rights and safe abortion and she knew all about what my organisation does. It was a lovely way to spend a Wednesday lunchtime and great to know that C will be able to spend time (albeit via Zoom) with people she loves to see.