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No-ice ‘n easy does it

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the Foodcycle Gateshead in Newcastle.

  • Newcastle runner
  • Newcastle runner
Wednesday, 6th of December 2023
Led by Newcastle runner

It was a dark and cold night in a new area for Lucy and me, but we both came prepared with layers and woolly hats! Again, GoodGym's most Northerly outpost demonstrates that sub-zero temperatures mean nothing to us! Fortunately, despite the recent rain and low temperatures today, the paths were clear of ice.

We had a LOT of leaflets tonight (unusually for me I hadn't counted them!), spreading the word about the Felling branch of FoodCycle - one of our favourite charities, who take donated food and create tasty hot meals for anyone who can benefit from one, for whatever reason. This time there were leaflets asking for volunteers too.

We got off to a fly(er)ing start, posting about two thirds of the leaflets in half an hour. We then got a bit stuck with some of those houses where it's difficult to work out which is the front and which is the back! Together with some dark doorways, progress was slow. We soon got back on track, finishing with a flourish on a lovely terrace with no driveways - my fave kind of street for leafleting!

Just as we delivered the last two leaflets I realised I hadn't taken a photo - oops! Instead you can admire a pretty carved stone panel that Lucy spotted on the side of a building - presumably a former baker's shop.

There are two Urban Green tasks to get stuck into this weekend - check out the website

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