Group run

A Buddy Good Night!!

5 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help their local community in Crewe.

  • Nicola Marshall
  • Karen Whitehead
  • Maurice Fitzgerald
  • Emily Sharp
  • Nigel Whitehead
Wednesday, 23rd of November 2022
Led by Nicola Marshall

We were delighted to be back with My CWA this evening helping this wonderful charity who are always happy to have us and always so grateful for our help and support no matter how few or how many of us there are.

Emily, Karen, Nigel, Maurice & Nicola were happy to once again be meeting up for our weekly group ‘exercise’ before doing our task. We were really lucky to have dry weather after several days of persistent rain. Maurice was under the weather tonight and a stalwart for even turning up but he did (bless you Maurice) and so tonight, we all went for a walk instead of a run. We had a chatty brisk walk and a good catchup as we walked just over a mile around Crewe and back to My CWA. There was talk of football (world cup fever) as well as chatter about where we are going to go for our Christmas social.

Back at My CWA, we were greeted by the lovely Bev who talked us through our task for the evening. Tonight we were moving dozens of Buddy Bags from one end of the building to the other in preparation for the children who are going to be coming in at Christmas to collect Christmas gifts and will be also handed a buddy bag. The buddy bags are donated to My CWA and given to children who come into the centre. They contain various items including books, puzzles and a cuddly toy. We moved across the centre and then sorted them into different age groups. Some of the bags had been stored for a quite some time and needed a bit of a wipe down, so we did that too!

The task didn’t take us as long as we thought it might, so we all agreed that the only thing to do was to end the evening with a beer (or two!) and a bag of crisps (or two!) at Hops Belgian Bar. We had a lovely time (as always), covering everything from I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to Parkrun Tourism (but to be fair, I don’t think we’ve had a beer where we haven’t covered Parkrun Tourism!! ;-)).

Well done on another fantastic job done for a wonderful charity and THANK YOU for being utterly amazing friends who always brighten my week!

Have a lovely week & hope to see you next week! Lots of love Nicola xx

PS - Thanks to Nigel for the fantastic pun this week! #Lifesaver!! :-)

Report written by Nicola Marshall

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