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Wed 29th Nov at 6:30pm
Provide safety for babies, children and adults who use this facilityRead more
Friday 24th November
Kareem been Mission Verified.
Congratulations to Kareem who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Kareem a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.
Thu 23rd Nov at 6:00pm
On Thursday evening, our Goodgym crew from all across the boroughs met with Area Activator Simon for a bonus additional group run across Shoreditch and De Bouvier estates. This time, we had the opportunity to start our run at the wonderful ON Running Spitalfields store (newly opened 3 weeks ago- East London's newest running hub). Expect more runs from this smashing location in the very near future.
On Store London Spitalfields https://g.co/kgs/MHkouJ
Dan, Harvey and John joined Simon for 2 mile run towards North London, via Pitfield Street and Shoreditch Park, before crossing the river to the Packington Estate. Mariana, the local gardening expert for The ARC Centre community hub was thrilled to see us all. Anne, Kareem and Lucy met us at the entrance to the centre, and we git cracking with the evening's task.
Our objective was to move several bags of mushroom mulch and compost from the Waterside Park near Regent's Canal, over to the prime rose bush patch just off St Paul's Street. This would require a mix of wheelbarrowing and heavy lifting to make our way over- some top team work. Upon our arrival, we then had to mix up the mulch and compost together (a ratio of 1 : 2) before spreading the mixture across the beds. This should create an excellent "blanket" for the flower beds over the winter, to save the plants for springtime.
Harvey took on an additional unexpected good deed during our wheelbarrowing journeys. A lady by the canal towpath had been stranded by her Uber, and had a lot of belongings in her possession. She asked if anyone would be willing to help her to drop these item off at her canal boat just by the next bridge. Harvey loaded up his wheelbarrow, and ferried the suitcases in no time!
Smashing job everyone- we celebrated an excellent task completed with refreshments and snacks at The Hanbury pub just off the estate. Well done all.
NEXT GROUP RUN
We will be meeting back the the Arsenal Community Hub on Monday 27th November for a trip to Caledonian Park for a top wood chip lifting and shifting task!
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Thu 23rd Nov at 6:00pm
Mulch moving for The ARC Centre gardening team and Riverside GardensRead more
Wed 22nd Nov at 7:00pm
4 Awesome GoodGymers helped Get Rid of And Donate to give a van full of vital clothing and bedding supply's to 100 of Westminster's homeless community.
A productive night in Charing Cross as we got to work linking up donations to the people who really need them.
We had a bumper set if donations for the last visit of the year so we worked hard both handing clothing and bags out of the van and also hanging up the clothes, bedding and coats along the railings in a pop up shop style.
We had a continuous stream of visitors over 75 minutes who were able to pick up plenty of layers, bedding, sleeping bags, shoes and coats to keep them going through the harsh next 2 months.
massive thank you to everyone who came along to help!! hope to see you at a session again very soon!!
Mon 20th Nov at 6:45pm
After a highly successful group run to the Andover Estate two weeks ago, our Goodgym crew returned to the Foodcycle Finsbury Park hub for another round of flyering. Area Activator Simon and Kareem met at the Arsenal Community Hub before the session, and ran the 1.2 km up Sobell Road together, arriving at the Estate office in ample time.
Upon arrival, they were met with Dharmesh, Kim and a ten year old Border Terrier called Rufous (who was super keen to help out tonight!). Our objective for the evening was to distribute as many flyers as possible to neighbours within the vicinity of the Foodcycle hub. Foodcycle offers free hot food to anyone who needs it on a twice weekly basis (no questions asked), and an opportunity to socialise outside of the household for many residents. Between us, we wanted to get the word out as effectively as possible.
Within 45 minutes, our little team of 5 had posted flyers to every house around 3 major streets in Finsbury Park before calling it a night. Well done everyone!
Goodgym Islington News
Achilles International VI Guide Running Sessions- Emirates Stadium
Thursday 23rd November, 6pm, Arsenal Underground station
Every Thursday, the all abilities sports charity Achilles International holds a group run session at a London location. This week, we will be meeting up at Arsenal tube station, ready to run around the Emirates Stadium concourse. Open to runners and guides of all abilities! Follow the link to find out more:
BONUS GROUP RUN- Arc Centre Mulch Moving via the ON Running Spitalfields store
Thursday 23rd November, 6pm, ON Running Spitalfields, Brushfield Street
An additional one-off group run from The brand new ON Running store in Spitalfields. A 1.6 mile run to The ARC Centre and Riverside Gardens (by Regent’s Canal) to assist the volunteer team with shifting bags of mulch for winter bulb planting.
GG Race Team- Met League Hill Training Session! - November
Friday 24th November, 7.15pm, Pembroke Castle, Camden
A monthly hill training group run session led by Goodgymmer and CIRF Simon. All abilities Kenyan Hills running over at Primrose Hill, in preparation for our next cross country fitness at Uxbridge!
Simon's 200th parkrun (& 100th volunteer shift!) @ Mile End parkrun
Saturday 25th November, 8.45am, Mile End stadium
Join Area Activator Simon for his 200th parkrun at Mile End, and his 100th volunteer shift! We will head to the lovely Yurt Café in Limehouse afterwards for breakfast, hot drinks and good times!
Penn Road Gardens Volunteer Open Day- November 2023
Sunday 26th November, 10-midday, Penn Road Gardens
Every last Sunday of the month, the residents of Penn Road invite keen volunteers to help with maintaining this lovely community spot just off Holloway Road.
Met League Cross Country - Uxbridge
Saturday 2nd December, 12 midday, Hillingdon Athletics Stadium
Run with GoodGym for some cross country racing- the 3rd fixture of the amazing Met League season. Approximately 7-8 km of muddy fun, open to all!
Freightliner's Farm Sunday Special- December
Sunday 3rd December, 11.30-1pm, Sheringham Road, Islington
We are so happy to be invited back to the wonderful Freightliner's Farm just off Paradise Park for our first regular weekend volunteering day!
The team will be on hand to offer some animal friendly tasks around the site.
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Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) Volunteering Day (December 2023)- Christmas Special!
Sunday 3rd December, 11am - 1pm, Hanley Tennis Club Car Park, Greenways
Our final trip to CREOS this year for a woodland regeneration- loads of digging and wheelbarrowing to be expected! Followed by a local festive picnic with the regular volunteer crew.
Friends of Canonbury Square- Volunteer Morning (December Xmas Special!)
Saturday 16th December, 10am, Canonbury Square Gardens
Lending a hand with this beautiful neighbourhood maintained garden in Islington, a perfect post-parkrun task! This will be the December Xmas special too, so come and enjoy some festivities!