Community mission

We're Open Christmas Party @ Coffee 1!

To bring some Christmas cheer to Sanctuary Seekers from across the world


This is a community mission, a community led session where you will meet other GoodGym members at the task. Please make yourself known to anyone in a GoodGym top when you arrive. As with all GoodGym sessions we encourage you to use the power of your legs to get there, i.e. run or walk if you can.

Swindon City of Sanctuary needs our help at Christmas! GoodGym Swindon has been invited to help set up and help out at their Christmas Party on Thursday 19th December from 6pm to 9pm at Coffee 1! Canโ€™t commit for three hours? No problem! Just come along for the time YOU can make!

'We're Open' is a weekly social at Coffee 1 every Thursday evening, which offers a relaxed get-together with free coffee and games and occasional live music too. On Thursday 19th December, Goodgym'ers are invited to 'decorate the halls with boughs of holly', or perhaps bring a little taste of home in the form of Christmas food to share. Most importantly, they would love it if you could share one of your Christmas traditions or games with We're Open regulars - sanctuary seekers from across the world (and Swindonians too!) They look forward to welcoming you...the more the merrier (it is a party, after all!).

We're Open is organised by Swindon City of Sanctuary - fostering a culture of welcome, inclusion and support for everyone in Swindon, with a focus on those seeking sanctuary. For further information, please email wereopenswindon@gmail.com

Helping out at We're Open is a chance to meet some lovely people in the community, some that may want to know more about GoodGym! So don't forget to wear your GoodGym tops everyone!

This is a Community Mission, which does NOT require a DBS Check or a formal group run, but if you feel like running to Coffee 1 that day for some extra fitness fun, why not?!

Date and time

18:00 - 21:00 Thursday, 19th of December 2019

As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Start Location

Coffee 1
Unit 1a Canal Walk
Wiltshire View Map

What to look out for

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

Community missions are organised by members of the GoodGym community and therefore we are unable to provide specific risk information about the task you are signing up to complete. We advise you to review the community mission training and read our general guidelines for safety for group sessions.

By signing up to this event you confirm you are medically fit to participate in running and other physical activity and accept that the Good Gym and its members, or those operating on its behalf, will not be held liable for any loss, accident or injury, before, during or resulting from the event.


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Led by

Paul Bonner

Paul Bonner
Born in Staffordshire, 10 years in Yorkshire, found Parkrun, moved to Bassett, joined the Hounds and launched GG Swindon. Dr of Chemistry.

Who's going

  • Cath Rose
  • Teresa Sugden
  • Paul Bonner
  • Swindon runner

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Coffee 1
Unit 1a Canal Walk


New to GoodGym?

This is a GoodGym group run, where we run to help a local community organisation and then run back.

New runners are welcome to GoodGym group runs - no one gets left behind. You're unlikely to be alone, hundreds of new people sign up every week.

There's a place to leave bags and a toilet at the start point, all you need to do is bring your trainers. It's free to try - get involved!

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