Salwa Wardeh

Richmond

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197Good deeds

341runs

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15

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Group Runs
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Salwa Wardeh signed up to a group run
Group run
Richmond

Clearing elm suckers to enable the meadow to flourish along the woodland edge

Mon 1 Aug 18:45 pm
Tap Tavern, Princes Street, Richmond, TW9 1ED
Continued work to support the conservation of the beautiful borough of Richmond

Starting at The Tap Tavern at 18:45, Jack will be leading a circa 2km run to Petersham Farm.

Working with the Petersham Common Conservators we will be meeting Ken to help manage Petersham Common woodland to improve public access and balancing the ecology needs. The woodland, in part thanks to our continued help over the past 5 years, has just be elevated by the UK Government to have the highest protection as a site of National Importance for biodiversity and wildlife. We will be clearing elm suckers to enable the meadow to flourish along the woodland edge.

This task will involve getting in amongst the bushes and trees so long sleeves and legs are advised, and a pair of strong gloves and sturdy shoes - not your best runners as it will probably be muddy too. Please bring your own gloves if you can. Tools will be provided.

Any support will be greatly appreciated by all involved!

For those that need it, The Tap Tavern have kindly agreed to let us use their upstairs venue (DJKs) as a secure locked area for bag drops every Monday evening.

First timers are more than welcome and this is a great task to see what we are all about!

Jack will be leading the run back to The Tap Tavern after the mission.

If youre unable to join the run but would like to meet us at the site, we will meet Ken at the entrance to Petersham Farm at What3Words: https://what3words.com/fishery.jacket.punks

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Salwa Wardeh went on a group run
Group run
Richmond

Waterside Squad

Mon 11 Jul
Report written by Sam Jones

With heatwave temperatures of 30C+ earlier in the afternoon, GoodGym Richmond’s two adopted flower beds by the River Thames in Richmond were looking very sun blasted and parched. The focus of tonight’s mission was urgent watering.

Jack led a Group Run from The Tap Tavern leading ‘Rehydration Squad’ Susan, Jack, Sam, JP and Monika who were joined by Anita, Ken, Lucy and Salwa at The Arcade for a very productive hour of watering, weeding, watering, raking, watering, dead-heading, watering, turning the compost heap, watering, removing spent poppies, watering, litter picking and more watering.

With water water everywhere we were glad of a drop to drink at the end, heading to The White Cross on the Richmond Riverside for our monthly GoodGym Richmond Social where we were joined by other GG runners old and new. Spilling out of the pub onto the Thames Path, it was an idyllic sunset spot .

Double Mission Ribbons to Ken and Lucy who spent time watering the new hedgerow at Chitty Hole on the edge of Petersham Meadow before joining the Group Mission in Buccleuch Gardens. And good news/bad news from Area Activator Sam who has received a promotion (hurrah) and will have to step down from his Richmond AA role (boo) but will be replaced by his wife and fellow runner Liz (hurrah).

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Salwa Wardeh signed up to a party
Party
Richmond

GoodGym Richmond August get together!

Mon 8 Aug 20:15 pm
Tap Tavern, Princes Street, Richmond, TW9 1ED
A chance to catch up with your fellow GoodGymers post-Grouprun

Following the Monday Group run and Mission, we'll have post-run drinks as part of a general monthly get together. Every 2nd Monday of the month. It's a great opportunity for you to have a good chat with your fellow GoodGymers!

There'll be a table reserved at The Tap Tavern from 8:15pm onwards. If you're not able to join the run and task, hopefully you can make it there for the drinks after!

https://taptavern.co.uk/

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Salwa Wardeh signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Supporting Richmond Furniture Scheme - regular monthly task

Sat 20 Aug 10:15 am
1A Fortescue Avenue , Twickenham , TW2 5LS
Supporting Poverty, Environment and Unemployment in the borough of Richmond

Richmond Furniture Scheme are a local furniture recycling charity based in the borough of Richmond. Their philosophy is to help those in need in the community to access quality furniture at a reasonable price. They welcome donations of furniture that you no longer need and also hope that you will want to come and browse in their showroom. Additionally, in support of their sustainable objectives, RFS run a workshop called Carousel where they give new life to once-loved furniture by repairing and up-cycling selected pieces. Their objectives are supporting Poverty, Environment and Unemployment.

We've started a regular partnership with RFS whereby we will help them one Saturday every month. Tasks will vary but will involve things such as piecing together bedframes with no instructions, repairing or painting furniture and upcycling various objects. This should definitely be a fun one!

Any support will be greatly appreciated by all involved!

First timers are more than welcome and this is a great task to see what we are all about!

Tools will be provided. If you're happy to be involved with painting, you may want to wear clothes/trainers that you don't mind getting tainted with a bit of paint!

Meeting point is at 1A Fortescue Avenue, Twickenham, TW2 5LS. We can be found in Fortescue Avenue, a cul-de-sac, off Turner Avenue between Fielding Avenue and Twining Avenue on the Staines Road and Sixth Cross Road. Buses: 490, H22, 110, 267, 281, R70. Train stations: Fulwell, Twickenham (connect by bus 267 and 281)

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Salwa Wardeh went on a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

A bit of a grey area

Mon 4 Jul
Report written by JP

A balmy summer evening saw 5 GoodGymers gather in Teddington for a second visit to the Certitude house we had been to once before. Last time was furniture-building, and on that day they had pointed out the fence that needed painting which was to be the focus of the evening's task.

Certitude provides support across London to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs, helping them to develop new skills, meet new people and live the life they want – so they can bring their own unique brilliance to the world. GoodGym has helped out at houses in Petersham and Teddington which are home to some wonderful people, supported by caring staff.

The task was to get going on painting the garden fences, which stretch some considerable length along the side we were working (and there are other sides to come!). We were armed with two giant pots of paint and 4 brushes between the 5 of us, meaning we had one person rotating out to entertain (?) the others. The paint was a very grey shade of grey, but to our dismay we found it did not deliver the "one coat" effectiveness promised on the tubs - instead seeming to soak into the wood of the fence and not change the colour that much.

We ploughed on regardless, enjoying the evening and the attentions of two of the residents who had come outside to help supervise the task, talking excitedly about their upcoming holiday. By the end of the session we had created a bit of a grey area, but in a positive way :-)

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Salwa Wardeh signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Richmond

Sprucing up Certitude - Teddington (Long run - 5km each way)

Mon 4 Jul 18:45 pm
46 Princes Road, Teddington, TW11 0RU
Sprucing up a second Certitude property by building new garden furniture, gardening and painting the fence

Starting at The Tap Tavern at 18:45, Sam will be leading a circa 5km run to the Certitude property. Please note that this is a longer run than we usually do. If you don't feel you are up to 5km each way, you can always meet us at the property. The meeting point is at the Certitude property - 46 Princes Road, Teddington, TW11 0RU.

For those that need it, The Tap Tavern have kindly agreed to let us use their upstairs venue (DJKs) as a secure locked area for bag drops every Monday evening.

Certitude provides support to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health support needs across the capital, from essential round-the-clock support, to helping after a period of crisis to rebuild connections in the community.

Certitude provide alot of support in the borough of Richmond and are in need of support after the toll of the past two years.

This is our second visit to this property and the mission will involve building garden furniture, general garden maintenance and painting fences.

Any support will be greatly appreciated by all involved!

First timers are more than welcome and this is a great task to see what we are all about!

Sam (Area Activator) will be available for any document checks if you're looking to get your DBS check completed.

Sam will be leading the run back to The Tap Tavern after the mission.

Please bring your own gloves if you can. Tools will be provided. If you're happy to be involved with painting, you may want to wear clothes/trainers that you don't mind getting tainted with a bit of paint!

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Salwa Wardeh went on a group run
Group run
Richmond

GoodGym went to C&C to see what we could see see see

Mon 27 Jun
Report written by Sam Jones

A small group of runners met at the Tap Tavern to take on a 3km run to our first visit to Cecil Court in Kew. Upon arrival we met with a few more GoodGymers and set about the task at hand. With Adrian's expert guidance we split in to two groups; one tackled moving many many boxes of medical supplies from the outdoor area to the attic. No mean feat! The second group set about tackling the gardening with a variety of jobs from weeding to sweeping and general tidying.

After we had finished for the night we all either ran or cycled the 3km back to the Tap Tavern and then homeward bound.

It was a lovely night and a great cause, so we hope to be invited back again soon!

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Salwa Wardeh signed up to a group run
Group run
Richmond

Supporting C&C Housing Trust with sprucing up their garden

Mon 27 Jun 18:45 pm
Tap Tavern, Princes Street, Richmond, TW9 1ED
Supporting C&C Housing Trust residents with a lovely area to relax in

Starting at The Tap Tavern at 18:45, Sam will be leading a circa 3km run to the Cecil Court care home in Kew.

Whilst C&C Homes work with other London areas in GoodGym, this is our first visit to them in Richmond. Initially their garden common areas need weeding, removal of unnecessary plants, planting new plants etc. Greenfingers are welcome!!

Please bring your own gloves if you can. Tools will be provided.

Any support will be greatly appreciated by all involved!

For those that need it, The Tap Tavern have kindly agreed to let us use their upstairs venue (DJKs) as a secure locked area for bag drops every Monday evening.

Sam (Area Activator) will be available for any document checks if you're looking to get your DBS check completed.

First timers are more than welcome and this is a great task to see what we are all about!

Sam will be leading the run back to The Tap Tavern after the mission.

If youre unable to join the run but would like to meet us at the site at Cecil Court: 4 Priory Road, Kew, Greater London TW9 3DG

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Salwa Wardeh completed a walk • Afternoon Walk
Sat 18 Jun
2.3km
31:34
13:38/km
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