A group of 6 enthusiastic good gymers made their way over to the farm for another day helping create a massive wildlife pond with cheery host Alex. The weather was absolutely cracking! Sarah and Elle filled baskets of pebbles and moved a shingle beach from one end of the pond to the other. Whilst Becky, Alex, Eva and Stephen filled wheelbarrows with aquatic soil and wheeled it to cover the liner around the pond and in the water catchment area. We worked hard with everyone having aching muscles at the end. We finished with a treat - seeing the one day old lambs and kids!
Come and join this small, outdoor group activity!
What you will be doing
- You will be led this morning by Task Force pro Stephen as you shift aquatic soil in wheelbarrows, rake and move stones.
Why have GoodGym TH classed this activity as essential?
- Stepney City Farm are looking for a very small number of volunteers for this time-sensitive task: helping to build a space "that benefits the mental health and wellbeing of our local community, in line with the farm's charitable objectives."
- The farm need 6 GoodGymers for this activity, so if anything changes after signing-up for this activity, please un-sign with as much notice as possible, to free up your place for someone else.
Taking the 3 minute walk from my home I met up with Faye our Taskforce owner, Maelle, Sarah, Ceiling and Becky outside St John's Church, Hoxton. Once inside, we admired the stunning ceiling and stained glass windows before picking boxes of clothes donated by Nike (we estimated tens of thousands of pounds worth) and then sorting them by size and type of clothing. We then displayed them on trestle tables (Sarah was our expert in this area as she once worked for Next!) There will be an open day this weekend to distribute this clothing to needy recipients.
The Care4Calais team near Old Street have recently received a generous donation of new sports kit from a well known running brand. They are looking for anyone who would be available to help with sorting and sizing up all of the donations before an arranged meet-up with C4C clients.
We will be meeting at St John's Church on Pitfield Street this time, and will be able to easily maintain safe social distancing for this task.