Rachel Henry

Greenwich

Area Activator at GoodGym Greenwich. I love community and getting to know all the great initiatives and people that make it what it is!


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Painting palette planters at Woolwich Works!
🗓Wednesday 24th April 6:45pm

📍Woolwich Works SE18 6HD

The planters will look much more friendly and usable

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Rachel Henry signed up to a group run.

Wed 1st May at 6:45pm

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Sat 4th May at 11:00am

Helping at the Maryon Park Community Garden!

Maintaining this lovely garden for local residents to enjoy

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Wed 10th Apr at 6:45pm

A Mini Marathon of our own

Greenwich Report written by Rachel Henry

And there it is, the second group run after the clocks have gone forward and what a treat to be meeting in the light (or rather the gloomy semi-darkness of a disappointing English April day). Especially disappointing for Sarah, fresh faced from her travels in Spain and not quite bad enough for Bea to stay at home, instead braving the wind and bustle of a Wednesday evening to join our merry crew. One of the things I love about GoodGym is (cue uplifting playlist of choice) whatever day you've had and whatever the weather brings, it's always good to be out with old friends and making new ones. Awww cute, right? (turn the playlist off now, that's enough sentimentality, what do you think this is?!)

This week we had a group of walkers and another of runners to meet at the bottom of Sandy Hill Road. After a quick warm up we had the pleasant surprise of the smiling face of Franki appearing out of the gloom to join us. I always enjoy how Franki keeps us on our toes with the "will she, won't she" effect.

We were finishing off the leafleting for the Library of Things and distributing leaflets for the next Mini Marathon put on by the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice (you can sign up to help out at the event here)

And not to toot our own horn but we were very efficient, posting all our leaflets within half an hour.

Hmmm what to do when you finish a task nice and early? Go to the pub of course, and we made our way to The Plum Tree and what a hidden gem it is. A lovely way to finish the evening, thank you all!

Next week we're meeting at Charlton House to run to the Maritime Collections Centre in Kidbrooke - all the details are here.

Until next time!

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Bea ErdelyszkyJulian OsmanHarvey GallagherJohn D Wren
Rachel Henry
Rachel Henry signed up to a group run.

Wed 24th Apr at 6:45pm

Painting palette planters at Woolwich Works!

The planters will look much more friendly and usable

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Rachel Henry went on a group run

Wed 3rd Apr at 6:45pm

Socking it up for a Good Cause!

Greenwich Report written by Rachel Henry

I must say I'm pretty pleased with the pun this week :)

Well a few of us were thrown out of whack last weekend with the clocks going forward AND the Bank Holiday. Victoria was so keen for the task in fact that she turned up an entire 24 hours early for it. Glad you came back today Victoria! She blamed a bank holiday brain but for our check in we shared times we've missed events by getting the time wrong. Julian and Victoria shared how they both once entirely missed their flights, an expensive mistake and the trauma clearly still lives on. It's understandable Victoria, it was probably a bank holiday. Julian, ever appearing as the organised one also was a day early for his dentist appointment. Wait for it, it was of course scheduled for twothurty!! If I was a receptionist at a dentist I wouldn't book people for that time - the jokes must be insufferable.

Anyway, we digress. It was wonderful to have Jenny back from all her travels - GoodGym hasn't been the same without you Jenny! And lovely to have Louise join us this week.

After our check in we split into a group of walkers and a group of runners for the short jaunt to Clothes for Causes. It was great to be back here and we love this place. Clothes for Causes is a charity shop where the proceeds go towards buying essentials for homeless people.

Our mission tonight: moving multiple boxes of socks from the back room to the downstairs storage room.

We arranged ourselves into a sock relay team, Olivia taking some excellent snaps of the organised chaos and Marta falling in love with a rather dashing poodle jumper.

Then after a few boxes making their way down the line, things turned surreal and Louise started singing the 80s classic Living in a Box in a beautiful soprano opera before Olivia told her to put a sock in it. Someone put on some House and Marta went on a murderous rampage before Julian told her that sometimes life socks and to go and get a drink before her 8 o'clock curfew.

So that's what we did, marvelling that it was still light as we left the task once the job was done. We ended up at the Yacht, a lovely spot for a drink or two. What a lovely evening, thank you all!

Next week we're helping out at Glyndon Community Centre and we've got Westcombe Woodlands and Maryon Wilson Community Garden on Saturday.

Until next time!

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Bea ErdelyszkyOlivia WallerHarvey Gallagher
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Sun 31st Mar at 10:15am

A litterally Eggcellent start to Easter!

Greenwich Report written by Rachel Henry

Our group run and litter pick this week went ahead on Easter Sunday no less! But instead of hunting for eggs, we hunted for rubbish on the side of the common, catching up whilst trying to not let the wind blow our bags inside out. Mission accomplished and two bags of litter collected in a short time before heading on for a coffee. Good deed done for the morning to justify the obscene amount of chocolate we will be consuming in the coming weeks (those of us not running the marathon that is). On that note, congratulations to Johnny and Sarah who are coming to the end of their training plan ready for a rest before the big day and have almost doubled their target money raised for chairty- you are heroes!

Great to see you all! On Wednesday we're at Clothes for Causes to sort their summer stock and we have a session at Maryon Wilson Community Garden and Westcombe Woodlands next Saturday.

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Bea ErdelyszkyOlivia WallerHarvey Gallagher
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Rachel Henry went on a group run

Wed 27th Mar at 6:45pm

A tip off took us to a tip

Greenwich Report written by Rachel Henry

What a lovely evening to do a satisfying litter pick with a fellow Greenwichite. Not too warm, not too cold and a nice opportunity for an overdue catch up! But before we get into it, a little shout out to Olivia who isn't letting her current crutch stop her from doing the marathon next month. This woman is seriously inspiring and one of the many who make up our GoodGym community of generous hearted people, doing a little good and getting a little fitter :)

Now we get down to it. It started as a tip off. A tip off from Felicity who led the precursor to this litter pick on Sunday (The Great Charlton Spring Clean Park 1).

The intel: the alleyway by Franki and Benny's was a mess

Situation assessed by Rachel and Olivia: the alleyways by Franki and Benny's were a mess

We wasted no time getting stuck in and filled two bags with relative ease. Lots of plastic wrappings, bottles, some clothes and books. A very satisfying task and a lovely chat later, the alleyways were looking a lot cleaner. We could do with coming back to tackle another section we didn't get to tonight but for now, Mission Spring Clean Complete!

We've got the Woolwich Common run on Sunday and Clothes for Causes next Wednesday.

Until next time!

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Olivia Waller

Thu 28th Mar at 8:59am

What a lovely report, thanks for the chats along the way, Rachel!

Felicity K

Thu 28th Mar at 6:10pm

Well done both. Sorry I wasn't able to join you - feel a bit guilty about saying 'there's a massive litter-tip, clean it up!' and not helping you! Impressive stuff Olivia...

Rachel Henry

Fri 29th Mar at 2:55pm

Haha not at all Felicity, we had a great time and we know where to go next for our next litter pick...round the corner!

Olivia Waller

Sun 31st Mar at 8:57am

Hope to see you next time, Felicity!

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Rachel Henry signed up to a group run.

Wed 27th Mar at 6:45pm

Rachel Henry
Rachel Henry signed up to a group run.

Sun 28th Apr at 10:15am

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