26 Month Streak
Mon 12th Feb at 6:45pm
A small but mighty team gathered at Glass Mill ready to spread the word about GG! Our mission for the evening was to make as many people as possible hear about GoodGym as more GoodGymers = more good we can be doing in the borough.
First task was to spread the word to students in the nearby student accommodation - tick
Second task was to hand out some leaflets at Lewisham station but all the commuters just wanted to get home into the warmth and also there was the minor issue of only being allowed to flyer on land that wasn't railway land - half tick
Third task was to head to the nearby streets and post the flyers through all the letterboxes that didn't have "no junk mail". Although I personally didn't class it as junk! - tick
We ended the evening with zero flyers! A successful evening doing good in the borough. Next week we have a longer run to the PNK Garden.
Mon 12th Feb at 6:45pm
Spread the word about GG to potential tasks and new membersRead more
Mon 8th Jan at 6:45pm
Happy New Year and welcome back to GoodGym Lewisham for 2024! There's going to be lots of good deeding and fun this year (not that there wasn't last year).
We started the year with one of our favourite tasks of year, collecting the abandoned Christmas trees around the borough. When I was on my long run home last night I passed 3 Christmas trees strewn across the pavement somewhere around Camberwell, I thought about how much tidier the streets of Lewisham are for our efforts!
I like to remind everyone that I'm normally the champion of this little game of who can collect the most Christmas trees but not this year!!! I have passed that title onto Oli (previous accolades include losing Miguel) and his team - well done!
We collected a total of 31 trees and a wreath.
Next week we're heading to Young Lewisham Project to hopefully continue the painting as long as it doesn't rain!
Mon 8th Jan at 6:45pm
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Mon 18th Dec 2023 at 6:45pm
It was an unusual one this week and maybe a GoodGym first - we were taking the decs down at Seniors, having put them up the week before for their Christmas lunch. There was good reason behind this, not because we're all scrooges but because Senior's is now closed until the New Year!
Our last group run of the year and we had to go up and over the hills but with the knowledge that we wouldn't be running back up them after, we'd been heading straight to the Blythe Hill Tavern for a well earned drink.
The taking down of the decorations (decs) turned out to be one of the quickest tasks ever, not quite the quickest, that one still goes to sorting the clothes at St Christopher's Hospice Shop earlier in the year.
Di had made us a wonderful cake to celebrate our help over the past 12months and how grateful they are for us getting the bigger tasks done that they wouldn't be able to do themselves.
The Oli and the Ivy
99% of our puns this year have come from Oli and my non-pun thinking brain is very grateful!! This one came from Steve!
Thank you to my wonderful run leaders and task force who have stepped in when I've been off running really long races but also when Molly has been poorly!
And also a big thank you to everyone who's done a good deed in Lewisham this year, whether that's 1 or 100 - we've loved having you along for the 2023 ride.
There's still chance to do a couple more good deeds this year with Parkrun volunteering throughout the festive period.
Our first group run in 2024 is collecting the abandoned Christmas trees around the borough and also celebrating our 8th birthday - keep an eye out for a social.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I look forward to seeing you all raring to go on the first group run back!
Mon 11th Dec 2023 at 6:45pm
Time for our favourite task of the year, putting the decorations up in the many rooms of Seniors. First we had to get the run up and over the hills done and dusted and then it was time to deck the halls!
There are 3 Christmas trees to put up at Seniors and those Christmas trees are of varying degrees of Christmas-worthy (is that the same as cars and road-worthy?). 1 doesn't stand up on its own and an option to leave a GoodGymer holding it up for the next week wasn't the best option and we also had no one free for a week, we had to adapt and use some string to hold it in place.
The rest of the group got on with putting up the other 2 trees and hanging lights and other decorations.
In a change of plan, the majority of the group headed to the Blythe Hill Tavern for a Christmas social - same again next week when we head to Seniors to take down the Christmas decs!