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Group run

Fit for a Queen and call a spade a spade, and anything else a spade, too

13 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the Emmaus Bristol in Bristol.

  • Caroline
  • Bristol runner
  • David Head
  • Richard Breakspear
  • Melanie Young
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Katie Thomas
  • VaguelyNorthernDarren
  • Jason Thorne
  • Bristol runner
  • Gareth
  • Chloe Turner
  • Callum Wood
 
Tuesday, 12th of December 2023
 
Led by Melanie Young
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Woohoo, it's nearly Christmas AND it wasn't raining as 13 GoodGymmers, including Callum for his first ever good deed, Chloe for her first Group Run and Jo for her first Bristol good deed - we love you being part of GoodGym Bristol!

The running group and walking group set off for the sights and sounds of St Paul's, negotiating Christmas shoppers, revellers, roadworks and building to arrive at the lovely warm Emmaus office with lovely Xanne ready to tell is all about the charity and tonight's tasks - one indoor and one outdoor.

The outdoor group were filling a big and a small planter with compost and then being trusted to plant cyclamens, ivies and something we don't know the name for. Xanne knew there was a distinct lack of spades so there was a traditional GoodGym scouting-about for anything that looked spade-y and bucket-y. Winners were an actual spade, a couple of snow shovels and some desk in-trays (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to fill a freezer drawer and other receptacles at great speed. Only to empty them into the planters and start all over again!

Meanwhile, indoors, the floor was deep in crates of Bric (as we professionals call bric-a-brac) to be sorted and shelved with all sorts of 70s and 80s reminiscences for those of us old enough to remember the 70s and 80s. We had a brush-o-matic that i remembered as soon as I saw it!

The outdoor team were soon laying out and planting the new plants, getting into the groove (other Madonna songs are available) with brushes to leave it clean and tidy - fit for a Queen (who we can now reveal was visiting two days later on Thursday). Sometimes we are actually quite good at keeping secrets. Not much of the tine but some of it.

Withe the outdoors finished, everyone headed indoors to help with the sorting and to find something to wear as headgear/hide behind for the team photo.

Off we then shuffled, via the excitement of the Christmas Market (sheds) for our post-task socialising as Workout's Club Haus had a private function- so mulled drinks and interesting hot chocolates it was.

Roll on next week for the pizzas we've pre-booked at Club Haus to celebrate Christmas GoodGym-style.

Report written by Melanie Young


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Jason Thorne
Jason Thorne
Friday December 15th, 2023 09:24

https://emmausbristol.org.uk/25th-anniversary/welcoming-her-majesty-the-queen/

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Melanie Young
Led by Melanie Young

Loves being outdoors and being active, helping make the world a happier place to be one day at a time. Eats cake.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • VaguelyNorthernDarren
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • David Head

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