A wholesome night with wholesome people

21 GoodGymers made their way to have an amazing time in Southwark.

  • John Shirley
  • Paulin Shek
  • Az
  • Sarah Beck
  • Southwark runner
  • Emma
  • Lindy Macfarlane
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Emma McNally
  • York runner
  • Nelly
  • Daryl Shaw
  • James Grant
  • Nathan Wood
  • Katy Hulm
  • Joao Fernandes
  • Jess Cowie
  • Lindsay Castro
  • Benjamin Crouch
  • Gemma
  • Clare Gilbert
Wednesday, 14th of December 2022
Led by Sam Lefevre

How do you wrap up an amazing year with incredible people?

By inviting them to an "End of year / Christmas" social in an exclusive bar (shout out to Bo Kiri) with pre-ordered pizza from Voodoo Ray's on GG Southwark, to take part in a closely contended sensory pub quiz with dubious spelling and grammar mistakes and even more questionably smelling lip balm...and a gift giving ceremony to those people who deserve a special mention/shoutout. That's how.

After watching France beat Morocco and as we demolished 6 x 22" inch pizzas and 2 x 12" inch pizzas, we were all ready for the pub quiz, which Sam had prepared during his holidays in Thailand in November and updated it that morning. It was a sensory pub quiz, which meant there would be a blindfolded touching, tasting and smelling round. We split into teams of 3s or 4s and ultimately, we had 6 teams fighting for the grand prize of....Thai soaps (shaped in the fruit that they smell of). After 10 rounds mixed in with general knowledge of the events of 2022, the winners winning by 1/2 point was "BAP" - Benjamin, Anna and Paulin.

The awards ceremony consisted of nine out of the twelve GG Southwark members who were given a yearly target of "number of good deeds to reach by the Xmas social" reaching them and being awarded with Thai gifts or gifts that meant something to them/GoodGym. Kudos again to Lindy, Emma McNally, Emma, Nelly, Daryl, Paulin, Anna and Benjamin. Also, to Laura Grant and Olive who were not there on the night for reaching your targets! There will be 2023 targets, but after the January Challenge!

The proceedings ended with a wholesome GG Southwark 2022 highlights video and a send off for Emma McNally who is leaving us for three months to travel and explore!

Thank you to my GG Southwark family for the gifts - GG shirt and the "Walking the O2" experience. Treasure both and will post photos once I go on the experience.

Finally, we were kicked out of Bo Kiri after overstaying by 30 minutes, but Michael (supervisor) was fine with that. We headed off to Nag's Head for the after party, but the after after party at Four Quarters didn't happen as we were content with finally getting a table and chairs.

Thank you one more time for coming to whether it was one or multiple GoodGym sessions this year and after a much deserved rest, we go again! See you in 2023!

Report written by Sam Lefevre

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