Birmingham

Community mission

C'mon mate, JogOn

6 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in Birmingham.

  • Mark Gilyead
  • Ed Field
  • Annie Smith
  • Allan Mansfield
  • York runner
  • StephDucat
 
Saturday, 20th of January 2024
 
Led by Ed Field
he/him

Did you know trainers take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade? That means if King Harold wore running shoes at the Battle of Hastings they'd still be around today.

That's why the work of JogOn is so important. They recycle and reuse running shoes saving them from landfill. Many pairs get given to schools, community groups and organisations that can redistribute them to people who need them.

People attending the running show were asked to bring old trainers to donate and managed to fill 2 huge perspex containers which GoodGym was asked to unpack at the end. A bit of jiggling and manoeuvering and the containers came undone with hundreds of pairs of shoes falling onto the floor. A quick check they were all in pairs and we packed them into boxes ready to be given away.

JogOn are always accepting donations. Find out how you can donate here: https://www.jogonagain.com/

Report written by Ed Field


Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Ed Field
Led by Ed Field

Head of Growth and Partnerships at GoodGym central. Likes to run a really long way.

Share the love

Join us on the next run

A litter pick on the Canal for the Canal and River Trust

Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00
Led by Jonny Carter
1000 Trades

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run, walk, or cycle to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more