Janice Ko

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Janice Ko went on a group run

Mon 12th Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

Home is where the art is

Wandsworth Report written by Anastasia Hancock (she/her)

It's been a complete cracker of a year at GoodGym Wandsworth, and last night we saw out 2022 with a magical Christmas task.

We started off the evening with a warm up and a chat about what we dream of finding under the tree on Christmas morning. Masses of chocolate, flights, a house, a dog - hopefully you all get spoiled this year with that lot! After some festive snowfall the night before, we were very careful with our warm up and run down, taking it slowly to avoid the ice.

Providence House is a youth centre and community organisation that aims to bring local people together and give them opportunities, and we were met by director Esther. She had set up a series of tables with all manner of fun materials, including pens, stickers, stencils and glitter. Our job for the evening was to write cards to be included in loads of goodie bags that were being sent out to vulnerable people.

Fueled by some amazing baked goods from Kelly and Lorna and a whole load of chocolate we got stuck in and soon the creativity was flowing, helped along by the Christmas songs in the background. A warm inside task and no fitness session because of the weather? A Christmas miracle!

Before too long we had created 40 cards complete with uplifting messages to make somebody feel good this Christmas. We got stuffing them into the bags and had a quick tidy up. Great job Christmas elves!

It was then time for the Christmas social so with yet more cake we headed off to a local pub for the Great GoodGym Wandsworth Quiz of the Year. It was a trip down memory lane for us all, but it was Team Triangle of Sadness that came out Victorious with an honourable mention for GoodGym Made Me Do It for best team name!

It's been a fantastic year of doing good across Wandsworth and brilliant to welcome some new faces. Here's to another year of making a difference in the community and a HUGE THANK YOU to you all for everything you do.

There is loads going on over the Christmas period, including helping prep Christmas lunch, making deliveries, and helping host Christmas day at Battersea Arts Centre. Our first group run back of the year is on Monday 9th January - hope to see you there!

Have a very well earned rest and happy festivities to you all!

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Janice Ko signed up to a group run.

Mon 12th Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

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Janice Ko went to a social

Thu 1st Dec 2022 at 7:00pm

It's beginning to look a lot like a GoodGym Christmas social

Lambeth Report written by Sam Lefevre (he/him)

A bunch of GGers met at Craft Metropolis in Brixton to catch up on life over drinks 🍻

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Janice Ko went on a community mission

Mon 28th Nov 2022 at 6:00pm

Pack it up, pack it in...to the van

Southwark Report written by Sam Lefevre (he/him)

On a Monday night, after work five GoodGymers arrived at GROAD's unofficial HQ, St Faith's Community Centre to sort out and pack bags for the rough sleepers. Every last Tuesday of the month (apart from December), Andrea brings the GROAD van to the Strand to hand out these packed bags.

The team including newbie, Katie managed to pack 26 bags as well as sort out big bags of sleeping bags, shoes and blankets.

They even packed the van and filled it with the toys going to the local schools.

All in all, great power hour of doing good - welcome again, Katie!

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Janice Ko
Janice Ko signed up to a community mission.

Mon 28th Nov 2022 at 6:00pm

Pack bags for GROAD's rough sleepers project @ St. Faith's

Prepare and give back donated warm clothes and essentials to the most vulnerable in society

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Janice Ko
Janice Ko went on a group run

Mon 14th Nov 2022 at 6:30pm

Two ways about it

Wandsworth Report written by Anastasia Hancock (she/her)

There was loads happening in Battersea for our GoodGym group run last night- not only did we have two different tasks to choose from, we also got to welcome Calum and Kavya to their first ever sessions. Give them a huge cheer!

It was the twice the fun and opportunity to do good on a Monday with one task at Waste Not Want Not, a local charity which saves food from being wasted, and at Sound Minds, an organisation which supports good mental health for people across south west London through arts and music.

We did a speedy warm up and a lightening quick poll about Marmite - love it or hate it? With love just pipping hate to the post, Jonathan told us that it was all just a clever marketing campaign and according to a national survey most people don't mind the stuff. Who knew?!

After a quick run down to Waste Not Want Not we arrived to find the shutters down and nobody in sight. Not to be deterred we made the snap decision to take everybody to Sound Minds, but before we could get even half way there we saw Hadas on her trusty bike and trailer wheeling towards us. So after splitting the group, half of us stayed to do a good clean down and loading up of the van, while the other half sped off to Sound Minds where we were welcomed by Chas who got us started on the painting. We were soon met by Calum and Jamal who got stuck in with a mountain of shredding. As the painters rollered the walls and created Battersea's answer to the Sistine chapel on the ceiling, the shredders reduced a huge pile of papers down to nothing, carefully stuffing bags ready for recycling.

After 45 minutes of hard work we called it a night after having made a difference at two really important local charities. Next week we're going to a small park managed by volunteers to collect leaves and litter pick, you can sign up for more Monday fun right here.

Don't forget that tonight there is another chance to help an environmental charity pack up clothes, and it's an inside task! Sign up here for all the details, plus there is our weekly session serving hot food at a local homeless centre on Friday lunchtime.

Have a great week, GoodGym!

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Janice Ko went on a group run

Mon 7th Nov 2022 at 6:30pm

Much of a mulchness

Wandsworth Report written by Anastasia Hancock (she/her)

Despite it absolutely pelting it down just as we started our group run last night, the wet conditions did not dampen our spirits! Perhaps it was because we had lots of new faces to welcome to their very first session - put your hands together for Alice, Abigail, Stuart, Jamal and Abby!

After a bit of a drenching on the way down to Balham, we arrived to find some of the group meeting us there had already started on the various jobs for the evening. So while Jamal and Abby had made a good inroads smashing up an old shed (good for releasing stress on a Monday), Richard from Transition Town welcomed the rest of the group. He explained that a group they wanted to create a beautiful learning space for the children, but given the size of the project they needed as much help as possible.

So while a few of us joined the wrecking crew, another group went out to the back of the school to carry on emptying the leaf pens so the lovely rich mulch could be used to grow plants in the raised beds. Meanwhile the third lot of GGers tackled some serious tonne bags of soil, doing an excellent job on mixing it all in.

After three quarters of an hour of hard work, it was great to see how much we could get done together. Hope you've all dried off!

Next week we're off for hopefully a bit of a drier task painting a room at Sound Minds. There are also two missions going on through the week - our regular Friday lunchtime mission to help serve lunch to homeless people and one to deliver hot meals to vulnerable families in the area on Sunday. Have a happy week, Goodgym!

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Janice Ko
Janice Ko signed up to a group run.

Mon 7th Nov 2022 at 6:30pm

Janice Ko
Janice Ko signed up to a group run.

Mon 14th Nov 2022 at 6:30pm

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Janice Ko signed up to a party.

Thu 1st Dec 2022 at 7:00pm

GG SOUTH LONDON SOCIAL // It's Christmassss!

Hang out with GG pals and maybe make some new ones!?

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