Sree's the day

13 Goodgymers helped their local community in Tower Hamlets
Emma Jones
Stephanie
Aine Hester
Rohan
Mira
Sam Lefevre
Rosie
Laura Williams
Alex Dray
Nina Jhatakia
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Tower Hamlets

Monday 5th December 2022

Report written by Laura Williams

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We met at the glorious Town Hall Hotel this evening, sinking rather too easily into comfy sofas we waited for fellow members to arrive.

A short winter workout

At just after 6:45, we headed out to the steps for a short warm-up before making our way to Bethnal Green Gardens. After locating a good meeting spot, we participated in a short fitness session, taking in a couple of small laps of the park, at various different speeds. We then ran through our single leg squat technique before heading off to meet our task owners, Avril and Nathalia.

After a short intro to get us all a little familiar with this new group that has just been created for Bethnal Green Gardens, we headed to the areas of the park where we were planting tonight’s bulbs.

Providing colour and cheer to any green space, some spring bulbs are also a nectar source for pollinators (plants depend on pollination…). And they can be pretty low maintenance too: the lowly daffodil doesn’t need full sunlight, and will return in subsequent years, even in partial shade.

And so to work

And so we assembled into four teams: three digging holes for bulbs, and one digging up – and relocating – rose bushes.

It was tough, chilly work but as usual the team blitzed it.

Rotating swiftly from digging, to scattering bulbs, and covering them over, it was a multi-task-task.

As the final hole was covered over, and the last head torch switched off, we reflected it was an evening well spent.

We posed for one final picture, where our Sree​ took centre stage as we celebrated her 100th good deed at tonight’s task. Well done Sree, and thanks for all you bring to GoodGym Tower Hamlets.

We then headed our separate ways: some to the pub; others back to the hotel, and some straight home. A great night indeed.

Shout-outs

Loads of shout-outs tonight!

  • To Rosie, and Sam, who headed up the run to the park.

  • A big cheer for Emma, who oversaw the hole-digging; helped get it started, and allocated members to different locations.

  • ...And to Sree for tonight’s brilliant pun.

  • ...And to Alex, for organising Sree's 100th deed celebrations.

Next week, we return to The Royal London Hospital to join Nancy and the Barts Volunteers for some seasonal activity.

Until then.


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Friends of Bethnal Green Gardens
Friends of Bethnal Green Gardens is a local voice for our local park.

'Bethnal Green Gardens is a beautiful & historic park & a wonderful resource for our densely populated community. We are a voluntary group working with the local park authorities and other park stakeholders. We care about our beautiful park, biodiversity, air pollution, local history and a safe, happy & healthy community. Activities are organised around these themes."

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Attendees
Emma Jones
Stephanie
Aine Hester
Rohan
Mira
Sam Lefevre
Rosie
Laura Williams
Alex Dray
Nina Jhatakia
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John Shirley

Tue 6th Dec 2022 at 9:57am

Did the group picture at the end come out?

Laura Williams

Tue 6th Dec 2022 at 9:15pm

All sorted! Thanks John!