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Get Rid Of And Donate (GROAD) do amazing work making use of unused STUFF, donated to them by the public. We've previously helped them pack Christmas presents and toys for local kids and helped sort and relocate their stock.
Now Andrea has asked if we can give them a hand packing bags of essentials (blankets, clothes and toiletries etc.) for rough sleepers.
The task is at St Faith's Church Hall, near North Dulwich station and we need 8 people.
Please bring a mask as the task will be inside 🤿
Successfully picked up three loaves of soda bread for Ms M, plus some sausages! Plus my mental arithmetic got everything on the list within budget ☺️
We chatted for a long while, me at street level, Ms M out the top floor window. Luckily it was a quiet street, and the chat was most needed - isolation is hard, sad and sucks - frankly.
Forgot to take a picture, so here’s one I baked earlier...
Picking up meals from Bright Morning Star on a bright bright day. We three had different neighbourhoods to visit across South London. Laura had a couple of drops, and the furthest to go! Go Laura!
Mr and Mrs C were pretty interested to have a chat on the doorstep at my drop, saying "keep on doing the good stuff you do" :-) They were thankful to receive the Pastor's fish supper tonight, and we got a glimpse into one person making a difference for a handful of her lcoal community. We'll be back next week!
Delivering Hot Meals
We’ve been asked to deliver some hot meals to sheltering older people (and one blind lady and someone with a weak immune system) by Bright Morning Star Outreach (you may have seen/done one of the Pret/Greggs delivery missions we do with them) and the London Community Response Fund
This is a great chance to deliver a bit of joy to someone on a Saturday afternoon!
There are 4 different journeys to different places between 3 and 6km, all starting near Stockwell Station.
JOURNEY 1 TO CLAPHAM: 3km (1 drop off)
JOURNEY 2 TO PECKHAM: 5km (2 drop offs)
JOURNEY 3 TO HERNE HILL VIA BRIXTON: 4km (2 drop offs but 3 meals)
JOURNEY 4 TO NUNHEAD VIA DULWICH: 6km (2 drop offs)
IMPORTANT: WHEN SIGNING UP, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW WHICH JOURNEY YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO AND CHECK NO ONE ELSE WANTS TO DO THE SAME ONE. Thanks :) - Obviously if you’re happy with any, please say!
You’re welcome to walk, run or cycle and I’d advise bringing a good sized rucksack to carry the meals 🎒
Lola, who volunteers for Bright Morning Star Outreach will have the meals at her flat, which is the pickup venue.
During the current lockdown, Team #GoodgymRedThunder will be hosting a weekly Adventure Film Watch Party- an opportunity to watch these great free-to-air documentaries together! During these uncertain times, sometimes we need a bit of inspiration to get us out the door and finding our own adventures!
"Run For Your Life: The New York Marathon"
Blending archival and contemporary footage with recollections from past champions, recreational participants, volunteers and local politicians, this documentary looks at the life and passion of Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon.
From extremely humble beginnings -- in 1970, less than 100 people participated in the inaugural 26.2 mile race through the five boroughs -- the race evolves into a global happening, drawing competitors and spectators from all over the world.
"Without one eccentric first-generation Jewish immigrant from Transylvania, the New York City Marathon simply wouldn't exist. Ehrlich's fun, loving, and inspirational tribute to the late Fred Lebow shows how one man's imagination, determination, and love for running created one of the world's most popular sporting events."- Tribeca Film Festival
(Film Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes)
You will need to sign in to the TwoSeven video synchronising service and download their browser extension to watch this film. Instructions can be found on their home page.
Video sharing site: https://twoseven.xyz/
A chat option will be available for viewers of correspond to each other during the screening.
We are open to film suggestions. The only caveat is that they must be free-to-air and only available through non-subscription services.