Community mission

A Berry Good Time Exeter's #GGSuperSaturday

9 runners ran to help the Westbank, Healthy Living and Community Centre in Exeter.

  • Bristol runner
  • Florence Lock
  • Klara Kjellgren
  • Laura W
  • Pete Hodges
  • Francesca
  • Tom Tait
  • Sarah Jane Tovey
  • Eve Craske
Saturday, 21st of September 2019
Led by Klara Kjellgren

9 runners came walking, running and cycling along the canal path between Exeter and Exminter this stunning Saturday morning. They were on their way to join in at Exeter's first community mission at the Westbank, because it is Super Saturday today YAY!!

We were a lovely mixed group of new and experienced GoodGymers gathering at the Westbank. Welcome Francesca, Sarah Jane and Eve who joined us for their first GoodGym activity ever, we loved having you with us! We also had Deborah joining us all the way from Bristol. It was great to meet you and so nice to hear all your brilliant GoodGym stories!

At the Westbank we got stuck in with getting the allotment area ready for the autumn. We completed the following tasks:

  • turned the soil in three big flower beds
  • weeded
  • picked raspberries, basil and carrots that can be used in the community cafe at the Westbank
  • cut back the raspberry plants and other overgrowth

9 of us working for an hour made such a big difference! It looked great when we left.

We also had some GG birthday cake and our GoodGym flag made a brilliant picnic blanket! Thank you Nina at the Westbank for making tea to go with it!

The Westbank provides so many brilliant and important services in the area; support for young carers, social activities for old people, health classes, diabetes prevention, just to mention a few. They also fund the GoodGym in Exeter and work in very close partnership with us, so it felt so good that we could give them a hand with their allotment. Great work everyone!

I think we can also all agree that this was a fantastic way to start the weekend! Amazing sunny morning for running, walking or cycling, brilliant to carry out a good deed and great fun to chat to other GoodGymmers whilst eating cake. We had the best of times! This is what the GoodGym is all about! Happy continued Super Saturday Everyone!

Report written by Klara Kjellgren

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Sarah Jane Tovey
Sarah Jane Tovey
Sunday September 22nd, 2019 00:41

What a wonderful morning, fun filled , truly worth while and shared with “good Company”...... Thankyou.... x

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