Reluctant runner, pub quizzer, ever-optimistic Spurs supporter, traveller, bang average squash player and footballer, subtitling manager
35 Month Streak
Mon 20th Nov at 6:45pm
On Monday we met in Willesden and jogged to Mora road Primary School where our task for the evening , be leaf it or not , was sweeping the playground so the children can play safely outside .
We used brooms , dustpans and rakes to clear the leaves unbeleafably fast . we emptied them into bins and admired our work .
Then we tested out the clean playground by playing bulldog , Lee started in the centre and our first winner was Kat , excellent work ! we played a Second round and Louise was the next winner ! We ended with a team photo , returned the brooms and then headed back for a well earned rest
Mon 13th Nov at 6:00pm
On Monday night, TRAID in Kilburn needed help with closing our their sale period. The task was to help pack up their remaining unsold stock, so it could be sent back to their depot, ready for a new arrival on clothes.
Goodgym team came to help, packing away the rails of clothes into huge boxes. We split around the store, Cherian, Lee, Beatrix , Danny and Kat tackled a large rail of clothes . Emily and Tabitha paired shoes before bagging them.
In no time at all, the job was done! Many hands made fast work!
We stopped for a team photo, then headed off. The TRAID team were really happy with the help and look forward to seeing red t shirts again at the end of the next sale
Sat 4th Nov at 10:15am
Last Saturday morning Carol and Marie welcomed Goodgym Brent to the Willesden community allotments
The beds needed weeding and turning to get them ready for planting later in the season.
The wet weather made the ground soft, and the volunteers a little wet, so we keenly started weeding and digging. While digging we found a large number of worms , and a few potatoes.... perfect for a lovely lunch
After spending the time digging and weeding we could really see the difference . The sun came out as the morning went on and we moved on to the next task which was moving wood chip to create a path between beds . We worked well as a team , filling buckets and barrows and wheeling them back to spread on the path .
There is still lots to be done but we made a great job of starting the transformation. It was time to call it a day , take a team photo , and enjoy the orange juice and cakes that Marie & Carol had very generously provided for us all
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it , and we expect to be back soon ! You can read more about the work of the NW2 residents association here : https://www.northwesttwo.org.uk/
Mon 16th Oct at 6:45pm
Five Goodymers met at Willesden Green, and warmed up, as it was very much needed on a freezing Monday Night.
We jogged through Gladstone park, taking the scenic route among the brambles and bushes. We made it to Gladstone Park allotments where we met Carol, Garet, Dani and Marie, who are keen members of NW2 Residents association and want to help clear up the allotments for the local residents. Christine, Kat and Danny had got to work already, they were filling wheelbarrows with woodchip to create a path through the allotments. Lee soon arrived to help also, and as the wheelbarrows were in use, had to pick a bucket or two, and fill it with woodchip to make the paths.
The rest of the group grabbed some tools, and weeded an area where a path once was. After digging and weeding, the path was revealed, ready to be spread with more woodchip. In no time at all the path was cleared and relayed.
We regrouped for a photo, and then Carol shared juice and pannetone with us all.
The team were so pleased with the incredible job we all did at the community allotment. They had hoped for just one path, but we managed two thanks for all the hard work of the team!
They would love to have us back again to help with the weeding, ideally in the daylight, we we have created a commuity mission on the 4th November.
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Mon 16th Oct at 6:45pm
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Mon 11th Sep at 6:45pm
We had been promised a bit Mor-a painting at Mora School , but it was all finished before our visit. The school were still grateful for our help as they have a huge playground that needed sweeping so after our hellos and warm ups we jogged to Mora School .
On arrival we had a few minutes to spare while waiting for the brushes, so we played a fast paced game of British Bulldog , taking some of us back to our primary school days . We then got started on the task of sweeping the playground to ensure the children can play safely in a clean playground , free of litter and leaves .
Once the playground was swept, we re grouped for some fitness exercises . Pete led the group with some jogs at increasing speeds across the playground. Following this, we took it in turns to master our football skills weaving a ball in and out of cones. As the night started to fall we ended with a wall sit challenge , congratulations to the champions Xenia and Pete !
We then jogged back to Willesden for a well deserved cold drink. Well done everyone , Bra vo !