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Sun 25th Feb at 2:00pm
GoodGym Team had been previously hired by Mani for all sorts of jobs: construction, kung-fu training, filmmaking and dirty jobs you don't want to know about! This time GoodGymers came to Bixley Field Allotments for excavation work.
With spades, forks and ploughs, the trio dug into an antique pile of soil and rubbish behind the fig tree and found all sorts of treasures:
This is what we'll need when we have to rebuild the civilisation
Oh, a Roman shoe! - Luis That's a Cinderella shoe! - Steph
The handlebar-shaped thing sticking out from the soil looked interesting, so the team kept digging. After some more unearthing work, Luis realised he was standing on a bike wheel!
Maybe it is a bike cemetery. This is where bikes come to die. - Luis
Kash soon dug out the top part of the frame and the saddle. In the soil near the seat, the group kept uncovering quite large bones.
It is the rider! - Steph
It was a very, very huge chicken! - Luis
After locating the chain and one of the pedals, the GoodGymers attempted to pull the bicycle out of the soil, but it wouldn't move. Steph decided on a more radical approach and devastated the earth covered with roots on the top of the bike's rear wheel with a plough. All three treasure hunters pulled the frame once again, and this time, the whole bike raised from its grave - and not just one...
There are two bikes tangled together!
Now Steph and Kash had bikes and could go on a ride with the cyclist, Luis, along the canal! Or maybe to a repair shop first.
That was an impressive find and an achievement that desired a break. The GoodGymers, and the regular volunteers Shaz and Julia, gathered by the shed, and Mani fetched snacks. The refreshments included water and hot, fresh samosas Mani promised Kash on Thursday. Julia brought more of her mum's crab apple jelly and distributed it among the group.
The session ended early, with Kash walking back to Southall centre for a mission, Luis riding back home, glad he dodged the forecasted rain, and Steph taking it easy on the way home after his morning 10km race and a run to the task.
Sun 25th Feb at 10:00am
The recent heavy rains made the waters of River Brent high enough to put in question wading litter-pick in the river in Pitshanger Park, organised by the leader of Clean Up River Brent (CURB), Ben. The original event, planned for Sunday, did not happen. Did it curb Ben's appetite for a river clean-up? Certainly not! He decided to change the location to the river banks by Perivale Park Golf Course - a place which soon might be closed to create a new regional park.
Today's task had a model setup when it comes to GoodGym modes of transport:
All three arrived at the golf course car park to do a different kind of sport, not quite golfing! Instead of golf clubs 🏌️, Cathy from LAGER Can handed them litter pickers. In place of the holes 🕳️, there were hoops for the bin bags. And rather than golf balls ⛳, the GoodGymers were supposed to put litter - into the bin bags.
The teams from CURB, LAGER Can, Green 'S' Welfare Force Wing and GoodGym spread between two river banks. The GoodGymers chose the road-side of the river, far away from the danger of flying golf balls on the golf-course-side. That strategic move also meant that dropping the full bags along the road was much more convenient than taking them out of the golf course!
What we found:
What we didn't find (out):
Sun 25th Feb at 10:00am
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Sat 17th Feb at 1:30pm
When schools close for half term, there’s nothing better than escaping with the whole family for a well-deserved holiday! Or is there?
For Cultivate London and GoodGymers half term has different attractions in store: speed painting walls schools while kids are away! Romina from Cultivate has been tasked to gather volunteers who would paint the hall in Berrymede School in Acton. One of the groups she had booked for mid-week has cancelled the arrangement, and another party laid the first coat of paint. It was already Saturday afternoon and the children were going back to school on Monday!
Then eight GoodGymers from Ealing and Hounslow arrived!
Aprons and latex gloves on, white paint poured into trays, rollers and brushes ready. Get, set, go!
In about 75 minutes, the GoodGym team covered the entire bottom part of the wall that needed treatment with the second coat of paint! The last ten minutes they spent perfecting the art and concealing all the visible gaps.
A good quality check was possible thanks to Madhan who found the light switch. When Romina came back from the allotment to see the result, she found that GoodGymers lived up to their reputation.
Well done guys, very impressed but kinda expected it from you 😉
Because the whole hall was ours during the task, we put some music on. Michelle was the sound engineer and played a GoodGym-made, school-themed playlist, featuring classics like Pink Floyd.
Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone!
At the end of the session, Emmanuella, who hates waste, distributed plenty of organic brownies she had baked among the painters 💚