Sat 11th Feb at 10:00am
It was a mild Saturday morning as a perfect 10 goodgymers gathered on the Ham Lands for our monthly task helping out the Friends of Ham Lands.
This time around, we were working on a section of pathway through the woods close to the path between Teddington Lock and the road. Sharon was there to welcome us with a wheelbarrow full of tools and we spread out along the pathway armed with loppers, shears and forks to get to work.
There was a good crowd in all, as the Friends had also turned out in force, and we quickly started to make an impact, clearing brambles from the sides of the pathway. Cutting them back was often the straightforward part, but we needed to get their roots up too, to stem the tide of their return. This was a job for forks and the mattock, which we deployed to great effect to dig out the roots.
As usual it was around the 11 o’clock mark that the merry chatter amongst the gang started to turn to the delights of the Swiss Bakery, and half an hour later we downed tools and posed for a group shot before heading off for a well deserved coffee.
We will be back again on 11th March, so sign up here now! https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/helping-the-happy-ham-landers-1d7beb4d-64a9-44a0-aa59-fd0202f18f35
Monday 30th January
Rachel run a race with GoodGym for the first time.
Rachel has done their first race with GoodGym. Performing on the day is a lot of pressure; Rachel's dealt with the nerves and turned up on the day to make it happen.
Sat 21st Jan at 10:00am
The eight volunteers who braved the chilly weather were rewarded with a fine winter's morning. Lucy from the furniture scheme deputised for Simon as our contact point and after chatting to her in the yard with the sun beaming down we got to work on giving the outdoor space a tidy. Then we headed into the main shop floor to move customer purchases into the collection room. A few items caught Suze's interior design eye but alas they'd already been snapped up. Victoria was joining for her first GG task.
At the end of it we headed to a café near Twickenham Green for a coffee and slice of cake.
Sat 21st Jan at 10:00am
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Sat 19th Nov 2022 at 10:00am
This heavy-lifting heavy task put the gym in GoodGym, thankfully an awesome foursome were on hand. Using a mix of shimmies and strength we shifted sofas, chests of drawers and other large furniture from the showroom to the storage room.
It was interesting to hear from Simon about the charity's expansion plans and how it prices items, so that customers can get a nice sofa for around £43.50. Look forward to returning soon.
Saturday 12th November 2022
Rachel has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Rachel is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.