Go on and cake my day
15 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in Wandsworth.
- Monday, 1st of August 2022
Last night 15 GoodGymers came together to celebrate SIX whole years of GoodGym Wandsworth! In that time we have achieved huge things together. Can you believe we have clocked up:
8456 good deeds done by 1109 runners
634 Missions to help older people
533 Group sessions to help community projects
711 Coach visits to an older person
118401 kms run
45729 cheers given
What an amazing legacy...so far! Well done to each and everyone of you who has been a part of it.
We kicked off the evening with a warm up and we were very happy to welcome Amy to her first session - give her a cheer!
Last night's task was at a local community centre where we were replanting flowers that had been donated by Wimbledon Tennis charitable foundation. But first there was a spot of digging to do. Well, that's what we thought at first. It didn't take long for us to realise that the area where we were going to be doing the planting was filled with some rather stubborn roots. However, we were not to be defeated and after some epic battles we were victorious over some of the biggest and toughest roots in Wandsworth.
It wouldn't be a GG Wandsworth party without a bit of compost, so true to form, we shifted and spread many bags of the stuff ready for the plants, some of which looked like they were more than ready to find a new home!
Next came the creative part, and with several of us assuming art director roles we began designing the new bed. Alan Titchmarsh would be proud - check out some of those before and after shots to see the massive difference.
Job done, and it was time for Chi to put the group through their paces with a short but hard core fitness session- although there may have been a relaxed attitude towards the timings (!), it was an effective all over body session which meant everybody was ready for the post-task celebration. And what a celebration it was! Hadas, who runs the Waste Not Want Not charity put on the most incredible spread, with a huge BBQ of jerk chicken, as well as loads of other goodies. There was also some incredible baked goods created by you lovely lot, including an amazing cake made by Catherine.
It's such a pleasure to run with you all, and to see the amazing way you make things happen for the better across the borough and beyond. A very happy birthday to each and every one of you and here's to many more years of GoodGym Wandsworth!
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Led by Anastasia Hancock
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