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6 Goodgymers helped their local community in Lewisham
Lucy Clay
Linda Gatley
Julian Osman
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Saturday 11th September 2021

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In the latest of our recent visits to this impressive church in Hither Green, 6 GoodGymers arrived with one thing in mind; painting! Having been closed and used for nothing but spider homemaking for the past 18 months, St Swithun’s hall was ready for some sprucing via a fresh all-round coat of magnolia.

Our 6 began by applying masking tape to the floor and pillars that separated the sections of wall due for a good brushing before washing off the mix of dust, cobwebs and old confetti that adorned the adjacent window ledges.

Then out came the brushes as the team set about cutting in the edges, ensuring a neat job would be done. At last, it was time to grab those rollers and make a real difference! The large wall panels were efficiently covered before moving on to the few remaining fiddly bits to complete the job.

There was just time for a quick check around and cleaning up of any stray pain splatters (well, no-one’s perfect!) before the pallets and brushes were washed and a team photo was snapped as the sun came out and illuminated the hall’s smart new coat!

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Saint Swithun's Church Garden Clear Out
Clear out overgrown garden to make it safe

Saint Swithun's Church Garden has been unloved however we are hoping to make it an open space for people to come and enjoy. To make it either a community garden or for people to use for as part of hall hire. It's a wonderful space that can be used to serve the community... But it needs to be cleared. If people do have their own gardening tools that would be ideal.

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Linda Gatley

Sun 12th Sep 2021 at 12:22pm

Lovely report Oli and a very satisfying task!

Kim Parker

Sun 12th Sep 2021 at 5:01pm

Great work everyone!