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A clean sweep for GoodGym Nottingham last night

6 GoodGymers made their way to help the HOPE Nottingham in Nottingham.

  • Rachel Levick
  • Nottingham runner
  • Rachel Watson
  • Ellie Taylor
  • Serafina Rowden
  • Nigel Rowden
Wednesday, 13th of December 2023
Led by Rachel Levick

Last night we returned to The Meadows Foodbank where we had visited previously as one of GoodGym Nottingham’s very first sessions. We met Mark on arrival who talked us through some recent developments at the foodbank, including the introduction of a pantry where members can purchase a weekly food shop including fresh fruit and vegetables and family favourites all for £5.

Our task was to give the foodbank a good old spring (winter) clean to bring a bit of GoodGym sparkle back into the place (using some of the best smelling cleaning products we had ever encountered!). Ellie, Fina and Nigel took on the floors, sweeping under all the shelves which had not been done for a while and finishing with an all-over mop.

Rachel cleaned all the large fridges at the back of the warehouse, while Leah and Rachel cleaned the fridge and floor in the pantry area.

With a bit of time left at the end, we also we managed to crush and remove some cardboard boxes and start sorting through some clothing donations before it was time to head home.

We welcomed Ellie, Serafina and Nigel to their first GoodGym session and we hope to see you all again at some of our future tasks.

Don’t forget we have our Christmas social next Wednesday 20th December to celebrate the end of what had been a fab first six months for GoodGym Nottingham – all welcome!!

Report written by Rachel Levick

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