A committed group of GoodGymers gathered at the huge Crisis warehouse today to help with the final stages of emptying the building.
We were lucky enough to be involved from the off in helping set up this huge Christmas warehouse operation, but we didn't expect to be invited back in March! Quelle surprise. It turns out many pairs of active hands make for light work, and so the runners busied themselves lifting bags, and bags, and tables, and wheeling pallets and trolleys and generally getting quite the workout.
Richard, the project co-ordinator here at Crisis joined the team on the warehouse floor throughout, assigning members to new activity every time any one looked at a loose end.
It was spacious, it was safe, it was sociable, and it was really quite an enjoyable way to spend the first Sunday in March.
Hopefully we'll be back for another final visit before the team move on.
Well done and thanks to everyone involved today, and huge warm welcome to Clelia whose first GoodGym event this was. It lovely to see you, and thanks for all you achieved.
Stephen just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Stephen a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
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A fantastic four-session Community Mission was accomplished today in Chicksand Street Park as Bablu from Trapped in Zone One hosted us yet again for another vital, uplifting bit of activity.
Having helped prep the wall recently for the first part of this task, a new mural, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Homes, we headed back today to help the artists Coma and Luke B actually paint the wall, helping to fill in around the letters, saving the artists time while enjoying seeing the creation of this new creative community addition take shape.
We were joined by Tulio from Care4Calais, who was accompanied by Mansour and Mortada, new Bethnal Green residents, who helped get the trickier borders of the mural done with great care and precision.
It was a safe, spacious activity but one that helped put a spring in everyone’s step.
A massive thank you to Becs, for co-leading this task, and for helping to plan this from last week!
...And to all other five GoodGymers present, who were very generous in taking turns painting, having made long journeys on foot and bike across town.
Until next time
Well done everyone – yet again your productivity, cheer and tenacity brought so much to the day. Until next time.
It's back! Yes, for a March special, we've been invited back to the large Crisis warehouse to help with the final stages of the team vacating this huge premises.
Activity will involve:
- Redistribution of products and furniture
You don't need to commit to the entire six hours - we understand it's a long time. Just come for as much as you can.
Health and safety
On arrival, sign in on the book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.
Grab a hi-vis vest.
Sanitise your hands.
Richard will allocate you a task.
Face coverings are mandatory when working inside at this task. Please ask Richard for a face covering if you don't have your own on arrival.
We will be joining Trapped In Zone One and artists Luke Smile and Coma as they paint Determination, the new Tower Hamlets mural.
Also joining us for this activity will be Care4Calais. Yes, we're going to make new friends as we compare spray-painting skills with these newly arrived residents, currently living in Bethnal Green.
Key facts about this Community Mission
- The activity will involve spray-painting around the letters of D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N as they are being painted.
- We will be conversing with the Care4Calais team while painting - hopefully helping the group practise their English!
- We will aim to start your session on time, but there may be a few minutes overlap at either end.
- We have just a couple of GoodGym places on each session, so please, please un-sign as soon as possible if you can't make it.
- This Community Mission will be overseen by Area Activator Laura.
- The Community Mission has been fully risk-assessed.
- The basketball court is a large area and there will be gloves and hand sanitiser available throughout.
An amazing partnership with the Shoreditch Trust!!
We pick up parcels from the Waterhouse Restaurant at 11:20 and route will take around an hour to deliver about 10 parcels. Ruck sacks and panniers would be helpful!
We will be delivering food parcels to members of our community who are seriously ill, recovering from a stroke or usually rely on carers family or friends because they are unable to prepare food themselves. cannot safely visit a food bank because of mobility problems, risks to their health or risks to someone they provide care for. are without friends and family to drop off shopping. are homeless, and living in temporary accommodation with no kitchens, or shared facilities which are unsafe for them to use.
We really need your help to make these deliveries so be great to have you along!! Best ways to get about on the delivery routes will be walking or bikes! Might get a bit messy running!! We will get routes the day before and will pair you up with another GoodGymer or 2.
If you would like to be in pair group with someone in particular let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have pairs sorted I will open up listing to allow groups of 3. If you would prefer to do delivery solo just let me know.
Any problems on the day message me (Joel) on 07895628708.
Stephen has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
Aaaand we're back. We've been requested to return to help with a variety of activities as the team begin the process of dismantling the warehouse.
Important: you do NOT need to commit to the whole six hours for this Community Mission. If you only pop down during your lunch hour, that will still be much appreciated. The 10-4 is the window of time during which you can attend, not the expectation from you.
Tasks may include:
- Helping with redistribution.
- Other tasks helping to return the warehouse to its pre-Crisis state.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
On arrival, you need to complete the sign-in book to your right as you arrive in the loading bay.
...And grab a hi-vis vest.
And sanitise your hands.
Wait for Richard, our project coordinator, to come and collect you (Richard will be doing regular 'sweeps' of this area to come and collect GoodGymers, so sit tight and chat to fellow runners - keeping your distance from one another!).
We have to adhere to strict number caps on sign-up for health and safety,but Crisis DO need 12 GoodGymers. SO PLEASE UN-SIGN IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS ACTIVITY CLOSER TO THE TIME (if you un-sign, someone else waiting for a place on this activity then gets notified a place has become free).
Health and Safety
You need to bring your own gloves to wear.
You need to bring a face covering and when you're working in an indoor area, or a confined space with others outside, you will need to wear your face covering.
The warehouse gets chilly. Please wear plenty of layers.