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Saturday afternoon session at The Felix Project's Poplar depot
🗓Today 12:00pm

📍The Felix Project E14 7BN

Come and join this local task for the second of our regular Saturday sessions (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)

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Mon 15th Apr at 7:00pm

Gravel Unravelled

Tower Hamlets Report written by John Shirley

Once again we gathered at the Yurt café, even though it had closed two hours earlier. But we were here for a good deed, not a good feed. I arrived quite close to the start time and wondered if anyone else was going to appear. But GoodGymers are known for their precise timing (except Sree and Emma, of course), and nearly all appeared within seconds of the start time, notably Martin who times his pre-task runs to perfection.

Welcome especially to Beth, doing her first ever good deed, and who we hope to see a few more times before she relocates to meet the equally lovely folk at GoodGym Islington.

It was great to be good-deeding in daylight, and to discover there’s a short cut to the Yurt from Limehouse station, until dusk. Some people were still delighting in Fulham’s win against some team from Stratford as we selected gloves: relatively mud-free, and neatly divided into four different sizes.

We were tasked with raking gravel, to be wheelbarrowed away to another spot. One barrow was earmarked for pure gravel, while another was reserved for gravel-mixed-with-earth, which must have got a better name than that. The difficulty came when shovelling up what looked like unadulterated gravel, as we sometimes inadvertently also dug up the earth concealed below, which risked messing up the whole system.

Despite fifteen people wielding spades and shovels (once again trying to ascertain the difference between the two), and long sharp rakes, and pushing wheelbarrows in a confined space, not a single GoodGymer was injured!

Task Force regular Emma​ demonstrated her worth as a photo snapper extraordinaire, then demonstrated how to use a wheelbarrow as a sofa. As Ilana watched the sun set over some indistinguishable writing on a nearby tower block, we gathered for a few final photos. I headed for Limehouse station with Fiona and Alisa, as we looked forward to returning for one or more of the following:

On Saturday lunchtime, join Maddie and Robert sorting food for foodbanks at the Felix Project https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/saturday-afternoon-session-at-the-felix-project-s-poplar-depot-6df11c33-e39a-4480-a244-6b041986663c. Or join the earlier session at 9:30: https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/saturday-morning-session-at-the-felix-project-s-poplar-depot-7fd69d30-ee3a-47cb-8268-3c6b48d2ccd5

Next Monday evening we’re heading for the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park – always a fun task. https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/the-big-monday-night-task-gardening-at-the-tower-hamlets-cemetery-park-pre-task-workout-4fd663a8-d032-4189-8e78-e0c1adb73052

On Thursday 9th May, there’s a social at the Monument pub in Whitechapel. Myself, Lucinda and “Southern” Emma have already signed up: https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/goodgym-social-in-the-city

On Sunday 2nd June, join us for a great day out on the stunning Seven Sisters walk: https://www.goodgym.org/v3/sessions/seven-sisters-walk

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Sat 20th Apr at 12:00pm

Saturday afternoon session at The Felix Project's Poplar depot

Come and join this local task for the second of our regular Saturday sessions (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)

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Robert Cooke signed up to a community mission.

Sat 27th Apr at 12:00pm

Saturday afternoon session at The Felix Project's Poplar depot

Come and join this local task for the second of our regular Saturday sessions (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)

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Mon 22nd Apr at 6:25pm

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Robert Cooke signed up to a community mission.

Mon 15th Apr at 7:00pm

THE BIG MONDAY NIGHT TASK: Helping prepare the Royal Foundation of Saint Katharine for the London Marathon

We're heading back to Limehouse, to help Larry prepare the area around the Yurt Café for this month's Marathon!

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Robert Cooke completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. 🥳

Monday 11th March

On a roll

On a roll

Robert Cooke completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym.

Robert has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.

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Mon 11th Mar at 6:40pm

Wood vibes all around

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

Week 2 of our task at the Yurt Café in Limehouse saw us gathering by the picnic tables for Larry's briefing shortly after 7 this evening.

Our first task was to head around to Butcher Row and trim the Buddleja, which was poking through the fence. We worked along the length of this fence, lopping branches and plucking weeds at a thoroughly good speed. Shout-out to Lucinda who was positioned between the fence and the Portakabin, chopping branches and feeding them through the fence.

After we'd completed this first task, we headed around to the garden to make a start of the other big tasks.

Task 2 (and 3)

First up was the timber relocation. Armed with large planks of wood, the first team shuttled back and forth from the area at the bottom of the garden to the Portakabins until the pile was no more.

Our second team got to work on the planter near the cafe, juggling screwdrivers and stubborn planter sides in poorly-lit conditions, stopping frequently and patiently for my slow photographs.

It was another fun and active night in Limehouse, spent with Larry our task owner who's enormously appreciative of the time GoodGymers are spending helping prepare this area for a time-sensitive, exciting new project.

The evening was rounded off with a big shout-out to our Fiona, a huge part of GG Tower Hamlets, who tonight reached her 100th good deed!

Next week, we're heading inside, for our first task at the Island House Community Centre.

Until then.

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Mon 11th Mar at 6:40pm

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Mon 4th Mar at 6:40pm

Shed or alive

Tower Hamlets Report written by Laura Williams

We had a good-sized turnout for our fitness session this evening. Balancing on benches and planters, the GoodGymers worked hard at multi-directional lunges, upper body exercises and some decent side planks. It was a fun start to our evening, and great to welcome Lucinda to her first GoodGym!

As our team slowly grew, by 7pm we were ready for a briefing from Larry. Tonight we were dismantling a shed (every bit as fun as it sounds), repotting a tree, dismantling planters, relocating soil and filling the skip.

A fun workout if there ever was one.

Grabbing safety goggles and club hammers, we headed over to the shed to say adios to this redundant structure. Off came the roof, onto its side it went – then the sides were no more. This was a cathartic task-and-a-half.

Meanwhile several other teams were emptying planters full of soil and wheeling the barrows over to a far corner, and carrying the dismantled planters to the skip. Lobo and Alisa meanwhile were doing a sterling job of tree re-potting, including emptying a huge ton bag of soil.

It was a fun, active evening lending a hand to help prepare this space for a huge redevelopment, a big project that needs turning around in a short space of time.

At just before 8, we sped through the tool-gathering in our usual productive fashion, and posed for that final pic, less speedy thanks to an uncooperative camera.

Before we headed out, Larry explained what we’d be doing next week in our second visit of March:

  • Dismantling more planters

  • Repairing the fence

  • Moving timber

Until then.

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Robert Cooke signed up to a community mission.

Mon 4th Mar at 6:40pm

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