Friends of Woolwich Common

We are a group of volunteers seeking to protect, preserve and campaign for Woolwich Common, a large green space in the Royal Borough in Greenwich, London.

29 GoodGymers have supported Friends of Woolwich Common with 31 tasks.


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LYNNE MEREDITH
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Upcoming sessions
GROUP RUN - Woolwich Common Litter Pick

Sunday 28th April 2024 10:15am - 12:00pm


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GreenwichGroup run
Rachel HenryJulian Osman
John D Wren

A litterally Eggcellent start to Easter!

Sunday 31st March

Written by Rachel Henry

Our group run and litter pick this week went ahead on Easter Sunday no less! But instead of hunting for eggs, we hunted for rubbish on the side of the common, catching up whilst trying to not let the wind blow our bags inside out. Mission accomplished and two bags of litter collected in a short time before heading on for a coffee. Good deed done for the morning to justify the obscene amount of chocolate we will be consuming in the coming weeks (those of us not running the marathon that is). On that note, congratulations to Johnny and Sarah who are coming to the end of their training plan ready for a rest before the big day and have almost doubled their target money raised for chairty- you are heroes!

Great to see you all! On Wednesday we're at Clothes for Causes to sort their summer stock and we have a session at Maryon Wilson Community Garden and Westcombe Woodlands next Saturday.

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Rachel Henry
Julian Osman
John D Wren

A bloomin' great morning!

Sunday 25th February

Written by Rachel Henry

Spring is in the air and the blossom trees are out in bloom and another Woolwich Common litter pick was on the cards today for this lovely bunch of GoodGymers. What a nice run in the sunshine through Charlton and Maryon Wilson parks, with some less nice hills along the way. We split into boys and girls teams to conquer the common but forgot to compare who picked up the most litter so us girls will take the win :)

Big up to Johnny and Sarah for all their marathon training and top notch fundraising efforts, having already reached their fundraising target!

Great work team, until next time.

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Julian OsmanBea ErdelyszkyJohn D Wren
Sarah Hornsey

Today’s task and run common-tary

Sunday 28th January

Written by Julian Osman

Sunday was not a normal January day. As 5 Good Gym runners arrived at Charlton’s Hornfair Park for the month weekend Group Run to the Woolwich Common litter pick, the sun was shining and the temperature was not at all like January. So the run began and, although the weather was nice, the run leader wasn’t and after a gentle jog through Charlton park it was into Maryon Wilson park for some hills. After half an hour or so and a great effort on the part of the runners, we arrived at the Common to be met by Bea and Felicity, after which we split into two groups to starting picking. It was nice that once we were done there had been very little litter to pick up so long may this state of affairs continue.

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Rachel HenryJulian OsmanBeckyTom BigglestoneLYNNE MEREDITH

Stag-gered by all the litter

Sunday 26th November 2023

Written by Rachel Henry

On a cold November Sunday three of us congregated in hornfair park for a lovely 4k run taking in the sites of Charlton park, Maryon Wilson park with it's guinnea pigs, rabbits and a single beautiful stag. By the way, what do you call a stag with a new hair style? A stag do? Deer oh deer.

Dad jokes aside, we met Lynne and Becky at the common along with more volunteers from the Friends of group and teamed up to tackle our chosen areas of the common land. Soon we were laden with bags full of all sorts of junk, including a washing up bowl and lots of balloons.

It's always a nice start to a Sunday morning, chatting with friends who want to protect our green spaces.

Great work team, until next time!

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Rachel HenryFelicity KLukas DirgelaMaria Paula Giuffra Rodriguez
John D Wren

The One with the Ukulele

Sunday 29th October 2023

Written by Rachel Henry

This one's written in memory of Matthew Perry, a courageous and talented man who will be missed by many.

Today a couple of us met for a run before the usual monthly litter pick in a trial of a Sunday Group Run! Shout out to Nicole my new neighbour who joined me on her very first group run! We met the rest of the group on the common to start the task and it wasn't for the faint hearted today with the heavens opening just as we started the litter pick. I can't speak for our other GoodGymers - Felicity, John, Sarah and Marta were off doing good across the far reaches of the common. These guys know the best spots for litter being regulars here! Meanwhile, Nicole, myself, Lukas and Maria squelched our way through high hill and yonder vale, picking up nappies, stella, nitrous oxide and a rather impressive torn apart guitar. It always amazes me that something so miserable as traipsing through the rain picking up litter can be made fun when we're together.

Maria had some geeky moments, searching for mushrooms and deciding they weren't the psychedelic kind!

A lovely morning, topped off with some hot chai provided by Green S Welfare UK.

Until next time, folks!

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Felicity KLYNNE MEREDITHJulian Osman

Common-tary on the day's litter pick

Sunday 27th August 2023

Written by Julian Osman

Sunday saw 4 eager Good Gymers return to Woolwich Common to help the friends of the common with their monthly litter pick. In lovely weather we split into two groups and wandered off to fill our bags up. Happily for your author's group there seemed to be as much blackberry picking as litter picking required, with little fruity bonuses helping punctuating the usual picking up of beer cans and crisp packets. Just over an hour after starting all of us had returned with our swag and a significantly cleaner common..

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