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Tue 3rd Oct 2023 at 6:30pm
Tonight we were back at Canbury Gardens for Part 3 of the GoodGym flowerbed and had lots to celebrate.
Claire was completing her 100th task and Marie-Noelle her birthday.
Claire was given her cape, crown and card for 100 tasks and we had a quick warm up in the park.
Claire, Emma, Julie, Catherine, Lily and Sabir ran to Canbury Gardens where they met Marie-Noelle.
In the park after a quick trip to the tool shed to collect spades, wheelbarrows and watering cans we headed to the woodchip pile. Marie-Noelle and Sabir fetched water from the river to give the plants a drink whilst everyone else loaded up the wheel barrows.
Claire, Marie-Nolle, Lily and Emma spread the woodchip whilst Julie, Sabir and Catherine kept the wheel barrows coming.
It look about 12 wheel barrows full of wood chip to cover all the areas in between the plants.
It’s now ready for the final stage to put up the fence. Keep an eye out for the next GoodGym flowerbed task.
Tue 1st Aug 2023 at 6:30pm
Nine GoodGymers gathered in Canbury Community Garden to meet Marilyn to help with variety of tasks. Whilst Dave and Marie-Noelle took to digging up and relocating a hazelnut tree, most of us started on the main task for the evening, emptying one compost enclosure, moving already made soil into builder’s bag and then moving the partial compost into its place. Quite a good work out this one, where most of us took turns using various tools to complete this task. The local resident chickens were in heaven, being able to run around and 'assist' us with turning the compost over.
We also helped with cutting down some wild mint, weeding the pathway and cutting the grass. Welcome to Alex as this was his first GG mission. See you next time!
Tue 6th Jun 2023 at 8:30pm
Lovely night celebrating Claire and Dave's birthdays at the Albion. The decorations came out and there was cake - thanks Petra, it was delicious! Catherine couldn't make the task but joined us for a drink and a chat. Great night had by all.
Saturday 27th May 2023
Catherine Fitzgerald cheered by other people 25 times.
Catherine is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Catherine has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.
Sat 27th May 2023 at 10:30am
Kingston upon Thames Report written by Kingston upon Thames runner
Saturday morning we joined Marilyn at the community garden. Larisa & Marie-Noelle helped move the heavy unwanted door to the collection point. Marilyn then set the 4 hens free to roam around and peck at the grass in search of fresh food. We shovelled to wheelbarrowed compost into large bags. The friendly flock joined us snapping worms from under our shovels. Rachel & Catherine smartened up the grassy path in the vegetables area, trimming and raking the cut weeds. On our way out we grabbed a lovely scented bouquet of herbs.
Sat 27th May 2023 at 10:30am
Help this great community space flourish with some GG TLCRead more
Tue 25th Apr 2023 at 6:30pm
On a bright and fresh evening in Kingston upon Thames, 7 GoodGymers met up at The Quaker Cente, our usual group run starting point. Rachel gave a quick run through of the task ahead during the warm-up routine... Tonight we were off to help the British Heart Foundation. We also welcomed a GG Kingston newcomer, Char. Welcome to GoodGym!
5 of the group headed off for a cheeky pre-task 2.5k jog whilst Char and Dave took a shorter walking route. We all met up again at the BHF along with Jana, the 8th member of tonight's team.
Task owner Christine furnished us with drinks and snacks before leading us through the massive maze of items to sell & sort in the sprawling BHF shop. We ended up in a room named "Neverland" and were presented with an area containing countless disassembled tables. The mission tonight was to marry up any matching surface, legs and bolts ready for the shop floor. Any table with no legs or bolts was to be set aside for scrapping/salvage.
Many hands certainly made light work and we soon split as many tables as we could between saleable and scrap. Once the clock struck 8 we bid the lovely BHF folk farewell and head off back to the QC. Another successful mission complete.
Tue 18th Apr 2023 at 6:30pm
To celebrate the launch of the GoodGym partnership with Raleigh, six of us ran and cycled back to the gardens at Sobraon House, in Elm Road, Kingston, this week to finish the job we started.
After lots of clearing, cutting back and pulling down tonnes of a fast-spreading vine which was smothering all the trees and blocking the light, we now had the daunting task of bagging up all the garden waste.
After our brisk run there, we used secateurs and garden shears to chop it up, easily filling three large haulage sacks. We also continued to clear dead shrubs, broken pots and furniture dumped around the estate to try and improve the environment for the residents in the retirement blocks.
Thankfully we had a much drier evening and were then able to enjoy a glorious run back to our base along the River Thames , all feeling great about what we had achieved and enjoying the setting sun. And on our way home we enjoyed a little chocolate treat thanks to Raleigh - delicious!
A big warm welcome to Julie on her first mission with GoodGym - so lovely to meet you. Hope to see you on another task soon.