Alex Murtough

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Camden

Area Activator for Camden. Used to sell healthy ice cream. Prefers cake. Secretly harbours dreams of late-blossoming Olympic stardom.


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Gardening ๐ŸŒผ + Spring Seed Planting @ Kilburn Vale Estate ๐ŸŒผ
๐Ÿ—“Wednesday 6:15pm

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We'll be bringing the communal garden areas at Kilburn Vale Estate back to life as we step into Spring!

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Wed 10th Apr at 6:15pm

Trees A Crowd!

Camden Report written by Alex Murtough (he/him)

Three of us made a big difference yesterday evening.

Meeting in the April early evening light, Jackie, John, and I took a gentle and chatter-filled run through Maida Vale and over to Kilburn.

We talked about Scotland, far-flung parkruns, trains with glass roofs, and even... Donald Trump, and it was a joy to jump across these eclectic topics with the wonderful Jackie and John.

It was just past 6.30 when we arrived at Kilburn Vale Estate, where we were met by Zosia, who heads up the residents' tenants association.

With tools to hand, we caught the first glimpse of our tasks for the evening. Two trees had been blocking the sunlight in the communal garden area, preventing the grass and flowers from flourishing, and our task was to cut them back. One patch of ground was also awash with weeds, and we were also tasked with digging them out ahead of spraying wild flower seeds.

Jackie and Zosia got to digging out the weeds. My attention was with the trees and when I turned back 40 minutes later, I saw a transformed space, clear and clean ready for planting!

John and I took an evening of sawing, and we chatted GoodGym, studying, and working as we chopped branch upon branch. We finished with a healthy window for the summer's light.

We'll be back next week to do even more, and thank you, both, for a wonderful evening of much appreciated work!!

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Monday 8th April

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Alex Murtough (he/him) cheered 250 times.

Alex is one of the people that keep the GoodGym community alive and well. By cheering 250 times they've shown they're committed to supporting other runners. They are definitely a fan of what GoodGym is all about.

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Wed 24th Apr at 6:15pm

Camden GoodGym's 11th Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ + Much Needed Work @ The Wonderful King's Cross Story Garden ๐ŸŒผ

The Story Garden is a gorgeous community space by King's Cross, and we'll be making a big difference removing raised beds, planters, and tables as they prepare to move things over to a new community site!

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Wed 3rd Apr at 6:15pm

We Had Our Good-Deeding Fill!

Camden Report written by Alex Murtough (he/him)

It was yesterday evening. I made tea. I sat on my bed. I opened my computer and went to YouTube.

how to DIY fill hole in wall

This was what I searched, folks. I was still scarred from my last attempt at using polyfilla. Which was 20 minutes before the check-out-scary-inventory-deposit-reducing-meeting at my last rental. They took the deposit, folks, they took it to do the holes again.

Yet... this evening was different! And certainly because I was surrounded by the wonderful Alice, Faye(who was on their first GoodGym good deed - congrats!!), Jackie, John, Liz, and Steve.

We'd grasped the spring worm this evening, enjoying the longer light to traverse the bustle between Barbican and the Brady Arts and Community Centre, where our task awaited us.

Social Action for Health are a gorgeous charity working within the community in Tower Hamlets, and they need their volunteer room at the Brady spruced and enlivened, and we'll be doing just that over the coming weeks.

Our task this evening was to get the ball rolling, which we did by removing brackets from yesteryear and filling their left-behind holes.

This group took the tasks and ran with them to completion. Amidst a setting twilight, this room became a happy space filled with screwdrivers, pliers, hole filler, putty knives, and hoovers. And 40 minutes later, we'd gotten this space a short span away from being ready to paint.

Thanks, everyone, I had the most wonderful evening, and you made a real difference this evening.

Nice one!

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Sat 27th Apr at 10:30am

Digging ๐Ÿงฐ a new raised flower bed ๐ŸŒผ in the wonderful public garden ๐Ÿ at St Cuthbert's Church

Help revive this special public garden (which opened 10 years ago), laying a new raised flower bed for fruit and vegetables :)

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Wed 17th Apr at 6:15pm

Gardening ๐ŸŒผ + Spring Seed Planting @ Kilburn Vale Estate ๐ŸŒผ

We'll be bringing the communal garden areas at Kilburn Vale Estate back to life as we step into Spring!

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Wed 10th Apr at 6:15pm

Gardening ๐ŸŒผ + Spring Seed Planting @ Kilburn Vale Estate ๐ŸŒผ

We'll be bringing the communal garden areas at Kilburn Vale Estate back to life as we step into Spring!

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Wed 3rd Apr at 6:15pm

Filling Holes ๐Ÿช› + Sanding Walls โŒ› at Brady Arts and Community Centre!!

We're helping a small charity called Social Action for Health, preparing their volunteer room for a facelift and revamp!

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Tue 26th Mar at 6:15pm

We Thought It Was Spring!

Camden Report written by Alex Murtough (he/him)

Before the clocks spring forward, we always know our evening tasks will be dark... yet sometimes... we also hope for the dry!

Yesterday felt like a flipped day of meteorological halves, with the morning bright and warm, and the evening... less so!

The weather didn't, however, dampen our moods and spirits.

Emre, Steve, and I met with smiles outside King's Cross Station, and we took a happy and steady run up through Camden and over to Kentish Town.

We talked about Emre's home in Cyprus, teaching, history, and more! It was a joy to share that time and run together :)

We arrived in Kentish Town just as the sun had fully descended, and we met the wonderful Suzanna who'd arrived with a wise umbrella in hand.

Through the gates into the Willingham Close Estate we went, and we were met by the friendly Hilda and John, who give so much of their time and skills to their community.

Our task - amidst the continuing rain - was to create some breathing space for recently planted hedgerow stalks. We donned our gloves and got to pulling out the surrounding weeds, nettles, and grass, creating the air and room for these new plants to flourish.

Thank you, all, for your work and time - it was cold and wet, yet fun and enjoyable too - and we made a difference yesterday :)

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Wed 20th Mar at 6:15pm

Our Final Time at AIC This Spring!!

Camden Report written by Alex Murtough (he/him)

We've been heading to the American International Church since December.

Since then, we've visited 10 times, always assembling, dressing, and organising the beds for their weekly winter shelter's guests.

Wednesday last week was the AIC's final winter shelter until the autumn, and we welcomed Elizabeth, Jackie, John, Lici, Louise, and Steve to our final hullabaloo until we return in October or November.

Our group's speed reflected our comfort in this space, as we swiftly made up the evening's beds in the male, female, and volunteer quarters, and we did so to our (now accustomed) speaker filled with sounds from the 80s.

I've loved this task over the past few months. Each week we make a difference. The shelter is made possible through the collected efforts of multiple people - the overnight helpers, the evening cooks (whose creations always smell so good), the AIC's core coordinating team, and... our very own GoodGym-esque help. It's a joy to be part of something that truly helps folks who need it.

We welcomed my partner, Suzanna, for the final couple of minutes, before we headed off for a well-earned spot of pasta on Tottenham Court Road!

Thanks, everyone, and see you soon, Alex

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