Susie

Southwark

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Susie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Green Team Volunteering at Old Alleynian Rugby

Sun 3 Jan 10:30 am
Old Alleynian Rugby Club, Dulwich Common, Dulwich, London, SE21 7HA

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Helping this local community club

Join this local club's Green Team Volunteering session to help with grounds and club maintenance.

They have even offered a fun rugby ball based warm up to get the session started ;)

The grounds might be muddy, so make sure to wear appropriate footwear - wellies recommended .

Facemarks are needed for anyone that wants to go inside the buildings to use the toilets.

We'll meet outside the clubhouse at the top of the track.

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Susie went on a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

We're bringing GoodGym back!

Sat 13 Jun
Report written by Tower Hamlets runner

Our first Community Mission since lockdown and we were raring to get going! Margaret and Michael at Hollybush Gardens are thrilled to have us back - they have done a wonderful job of staying on top of things in our absence, but needless to say, a group of enthusiastic Good Gym-ers were a treat on a Saturday afternoon!

Of course, we approached this mission a little apprehensively, understanding it could be difficult to follow the guidelines. However, this wonderful group set a superb example - using personal gloves and staying distanced from each other. We must also say a huge thank you to Margaret and Michael for keeping safety in mind at all times. They have been rattling through the disinfectant spray to prepare tools and made sure we were able to complete the task safely. Sensibly, they also left their wonderful (and very friendly) dog, Basil, at home. We were a little disappointed!

The task started with a much needed catch up, it was so exciting to see some new friendly faces after all this time! We were then set to work clearing a bed of weeds. Being careful to question which were plants and which were actually weeds! Sam beautifully modelled the knee pads on offer - we were well looked after. We were thrilled to see Laura pay us a (somewhat emotional) visit too, seeing us back to it and hard at work. You have been missed, Laura!

After an hour, weeds cleared, we moved around the corner to empty some big planters ready for the local residents to refill. This is our favourite type of challenge - 'just clear everything'! So we did exactly that, digging and pulling, no longer needing to check whether any plants were precious. A shout out to Eimear for managing to get the biggest plant up from very dry soil!

With 10 minutes to go, we checked out our handy work, put the tools away and had a quick distanced photo. Then time for a distanced take-away pint in the park (we'll get back to running home soon!).

Thank you so much to Margaret, Michael and Laura for enabling us to get back to Community Missions. And to everyone who came - it's amazing to see this will work and it was so lovely to see you all again!

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Susie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Tower Hamlets

Weeding, clearing & mulch-moving at Keddlestone Community Centre & the Hollybush Estate

Sat 13 Jun 14:00 pm
Kedleston Community Centre, Hollybush Gardens, London, E2 9QT
Some much needed TLC for our friends at Hollybush

Our friends at Hollybush have missed us - without our hard work over the past couple of months, they are in much need of our help! Be ready to get stuck in with overdue weeding and clearing.

We will be split over two sites meaning we are able to have 12 wonderful Good Gym-ers sign up.

Everyone will be raring to get going on community missions, but don't worry, there are many more to come - our regular tasks cannot wait to see us again!

Due to social distancing guidelines, places at GoodGym missions remain at a premium! PLEASE PLEASE un-sign if anything changes, and you can no longer make it, so that your place can be freed up for someone else. Thank you .

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Susie has pledged to support Tower Hamlets Council Sun 31 May 2020
Susie went on a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Plant Trees and Hedgerows - and gain a new qualification!

Sun 15 Mar

After our prep work over the last couple of months in the new community garden, GoodGym have been invited back to help plant the trees in the area we prepared.

Bex, the organiser, is able to accredit volunteers with an AQA in "Planting Trees and Hedgerows" at the end of the session. There will also be tea, coffee and biscuits.

As always, it can get muddy, so don't wear your best trainers. Space is limited, so sign up now!

In a change to our usual meeting point, we will be meeting in the community garden itself at 10am. The garden is right on the River Thames, outside the new community building.

When you arrive, either:

1) If you are coming from the main entrance on Rotherhithe Street, you will need to walk through the farm to the river. If you walk straight into the Farm and turn left up the windy path, you will come to the new building - we will be at the front of that; or

2) You can come via the Thames Path itself, walking along the river until you see the new building and community garden in front.

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Susie signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Southwark

Plant Trees and Hedgerows - and gain a new qualification!

Sun 15 Mar 10:00 am
Surrey Docks farm, Rotherhithe St,, London , SE16 5ET
Planting trees at a community farm

After our prep work over the last couple of months in the new community garden, GoodGym have been invited back to help plant the trees in the area we prepared.

Bex, the organiser, is able to accredit volunteers with an AQA in "Planting Trees and Hedgerows" at the end of the session. There will also be tea, coffee and biscuits.

As always, it can get muddy, so don't wear your best trainers. Space is limited, so sign up now!

In a change to our usual meeting point, we will be meeting in the community garden itself at 10am. The garden is right on the River Thames, outside the new community building.

When you arrive, either:

1) If you are coming from the main entrance on Rotherhithe Street, you will need to walk through the farm to the river. If you walk straight into the Farm and turn left up the windy path, you will come to the new building - we will be at the front of that; or

2) You can come via the Thames Path itself, walking along the river until you see the new building and community garden in front.

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Susie went on a group run
Group run
Southwark

Dress up Good-Gym

Wed 5 Feb
Report written by Ian Gostling

Wall of Honour

Pat on the back to Emma for being this weeks back marker and walk leader. High-five to Milena, George, Hannah, Rosie and Susie on their first group session in Southwark!

Let's have a recap

Last night 22 runners ran or walked 4km overall to the brand-new Crisis store in Peckham High Street for the national charity for homeless people. With the new store being right on our doorstep, we went through a quick warm up and a short loop up to the High Street. When we arrived we met Lauren the store manager who directed us to all corners of the store, with many staff making last minute display preparations we were able to add the icing on the cake and as Ed described it! We quickly got to work arranging rails in size order, collecting wipes and cloths to clean every surface of dust, Katie covered the entire floor with a cordless Hoover and Pauline followed up with a dustpan and brush. Richard and George added security lines to the jackets and Civ and Emma lead a group in the back room packing down six bags worth of cardboard! in 40minutes so much was covered, cleaned and re-organised ready for the official opening of the store at 11am.

Be sure to check out the items and artwork on display produced by women who have taken part in the 'Making For Change' programme. A collaborative training initiative for women at HM Prison Downview to learn new skills that could lead to future employment possibilities and break the cycle between prison and homelessness.

FACT OF THE DAY - Groundhog Day is celebrated this week in Canada & the US. It is a Pennsylvanian superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for 6 more weeks! If it does not see its shadow due to cloudiness, spring will arrive early. - Fingers crossed!

We finished the session with a 3km loop around Peckham Rye and a 500m lamp post time trial to test our paces and raise the heart rate!

Next Week we're running 8km overall to Stompie Gardens working with a local community group to help spread out some wood chip and clear up some weeds. It's getting darker so bring along a headtorch! Sign up here.

See you there Team!

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